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The Little Lady Gets Her Lunchtime Buzz

The female Anna's hummingbird and one naughty Black-Capped Chickadee are the two birds who most often patronize the nectar feeder.

 

She got a bit cheesed when the repeat offender visited her feeder (again, this afternoon), and dive bombed the latter off it from a great height. Uncharacteristically territorial behaviour for one normally so quiet and composed!

 

I didn't actually get within a few inches of Lady Anna (I'm about four feet away), but hummers--particularly the females, in my experience, anyway--will generally tolerate human proximity to a surprisingly large extent (although, having said that, I haven't had the pleasure of handfeeding nectar to a hummingbird).

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Taken on January 27, 2015