Photo by BarrytheBirder
It's that time of year, mid-August, when first-year hummers are matured and now join their parents at the backyard feeders. But it is not all familial bliss. Every hummer is pre-occupied with protecting what it thinks is its own private feeders and chasing away all interlopers, even if its a brother, sister or parent. The backyard is a constant swirl of small squealing birds chasing each other.
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