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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:11 pm

Just sitting here looking at the APOD and had visitors.
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But with hummingbirds, two's a crowd. :ssmile:
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Re: Animalia

Post by Orca » Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:24 am

Great shots, Fred.

I have often wondered about the aggressiveness of humming birds. We have a large Crocosmia in the backyard that attracts a lot of humming birds. If a second bird shows up while the first is feeding, a fight invariably ensues. There are plenty of flowers to go around if they'd just ignore one another. It seems like they'd burn what ever energy they gained from the flowers fighting for domination of the area. It doesn't make sense (at least to me) from an evolutionary perspective.

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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:20 pm

Orca wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:24 am
Great shots, Fred.

I have often wondered about the aggressiveness of humming birds. We have a large Crocosmia in the backyard that attracts a lot of humming birds. If a second bird shows up while the first is feeding, a fight invariably ensues. There are plenty of flowers to go around if they'd just ignore one another. It seems like they'd burn what ever energy they gained from the flowers fighting for domination of the area. It doesn't make sense (at least to me) from an evolutionary perspective.
They do perch quite a bit of the time. Hummingbird inaction.
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Then they're back at it. Hummingbird in action!
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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:08 am

Feeding the birds, you attract "fiends" with benefits.
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Looking around
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it's not me who gets the benefit! :|
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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:12 pm

Ann might like these.
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The blue jays here
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are steller!
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:ssmile:
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Re: Animalia

Post by Fred the Cat » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:30 pm

While on a recent trip to Grant's Pass Oregon, we noticed a deer sleeping below our room.
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We didn't see his friend taking snooze near-by. After waking up, it was time for a little grooming.
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Then some useful fun before moving on. :ssmile:
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Wish we'd all get along so well. :yes:
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Re: Animalia

Post by neufer » Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:38 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:30 pm

Wish we'd all get along so well. :yes:
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<<The Kilkenny cats are a fabled pair of cats from County Kilkenny in Ireland, who fought each other so ferociously that only their tails remained at the end of the battle. Often the absurd implication is that they have eaten each other. In the nineteenth century the Kilkenny cats were a common simile for any conflict likely to ruin both combatants. The original story is attested from 1807 as a simple joke or Irish bull.>>
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