Hummingbirds are always fun to watch. I didn’t know that the female Rufous was green. I thought male and female were both brown. Shows how much I knew.
This little female Rufous sat still on the branch and chirped at the males. They buzzed her and chased each other. It was like watching an air combat dog fight!
It’s important to stay hydrated when fighting.
This is the same hummer.
Did you know the male hummingbirds have a flight pattern when courting a female? The Rufous pattern is a J-shape.
I was, obviously, standing near the feeder when one was at the feeder and the other had flown away.
All of a sudden I saw him flying straight toward us (me and the other hummer) from across the way.
It was kind of intimidating – that bright red chin, pointy beak and low hum getting louder quickly! And they are so tiny – it’s like they are in stealth mode!
I was always told that you should never run with a pointy object. Someone could get their eye poked out!