Jostling Hummers – in Slow Motion

January 17, 2016

Only two species of hummingbirds are present in the GNG during this time of year, but that doesn’t mean it’s quiet around the feeders.  Anna’s and Allen’s Hummingbirds can be seen in the GNG year round, with the latter being the most aggressive.  At the 39-second mark on the first video clip, a male Allen’s makes room for himself by jabbing a male Anna’s in the head with its beak (watch the left side of the feeder).  Hummingbird’s DNA will never, ever allow them to “just get along”.

More feeder activity at different feeder.

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