My Hummers (images)
I put up my hummer feeder last week again and started with 1 hummer. This morning I had 4 individuals at once. I'm new to hummers but am enjoying them greatly. This evening I thought I heard a distant motorcycle and then looked to my left. It was a female hummer humming loudly with her little wings.
Anyway, here are some images from this morning. Could someone tell me if the first image below is a male juvenile. I have no idea since I am new to hummers.
Here is the colorful little male of the group.
The next two are the same female. I have one female that likes to sit on the hook and watch over the feeder. Anyone trying to get some nectar will be chased by her. Sometimes she goes into the woods--about 25 feet away--and waits in ambush for anyone that goes to the feeder. I thought the male would be more agressive.
In the image below, I got a kick out of her little feet reaching for the bar.
Here she is in full flutter.
When I first looked at the image below, I was disappointed that I missed part of the bird. However, then I noticed the yellow jacket (hornet) heading for the other flower. Like an airport with dual runways.