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Hummingbird and Bee_RGB2312T

Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird steering clear of a Honey bee. The bee was safe when this was taken but I am not so sure about now. I have seen some juvenile Hummingbirds chasing bees and Bumble bees and Wasps as if they intended to eat them. One young bird even pokes them out of his way with his beak if they get in the way at the feeder. Brave bird! Most of the older birds show more respect, like this male.

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Taken on August 18, 2011