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Fred the Cat
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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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