I wanted you to see the “Hordes of Holler Hummers,” not just individual shots.
Hummingbirds are quite aggressive with each other and constantly are in squabbles over the feeder. Here are some shots of them co-operating which is happening more and more, probably because no new hummingbirds have moved in recently. They are all “locs” now even the previously bullied “purple-throated guy!” You can see him in the photos below holding his own, but still not fully part of the group of Annas. He is a Black Chinned Hummingbird. The others are Annas.
We have about ten active hummingbirds that are locals in this part of our garden. Others are in the orchards. The guy with his back to you looking scruffy, is the juvenile that flew into the window. You can see he is doing well. His wing is injured but it doesn’t affect his flying.
Can’t resist a couple singles…..
Pretty little guys aren’t they?
This will be my last post on Hummers for awhile as I realize not everyone is as captivated by them as I am! When I am a really old lady, I promise I will not have hummingbird tchotochkes covering ever surface my house! But….. I already have hummingbird hand towels and coffee mugs, so maybe I shouldn’t make too firm a promise!!
Thanks for bearing with me. Heading off to Anza Borrego Desert State Park now and should be posting from there soon. Cheers to you from The Holler & have a great weekend!