D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)

Started Jul 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
khaw
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Re: D800E + 80-400 AF-S • Rufous Hummingbird in Flight (X10)
In reply to khaw, Jul 14, 2013

The Rufous hummingbirds have raised their young way up north

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous_Hummingbird

and are already back on their way to Mexico. In July and August they take advantage of the wildflower season in the Rocky Mountains, like here in Northern New Mexico. This male Rufous is very aggressive, perches in trees around the feeder and drives off any other hummingbirds that want to drink the sugar water.

Here you can see him perched in a tree.

No wonder he is exhausted from trying to keep away, all day long, the other hummingbirds!

And he does take power naps!

So, very occasionally another hummingbird manages to get a drink of sugar water.

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