Ruby Valentino on Guard

July 06, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

We've got a hummingbird feeder just off our deck. It is a favored feeding spot for the neighborhood hummingbirds. There is always competition between a few males to protect the feeder. This afternoon, Ruby Valentino claimed the feeder and stood guard protecting it.

He's on a perch we've clipped to the feeder pole. He's kind of dull when the sun isn't on his throat.
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His colors really pop when he turns back into the sun.

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There are at least three female hummingbirds coming and going with his approval. We love watching them swoop and buzz each other when another male appears.


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