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Lucretia
07-23-2013, 03:55 PM
There's a fuschia bush on the corner of the house that's in full bloom right now, and we have a hummingbird that's staked it out.

Sometimes in plain sight:


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Sometimes in stealth mode:


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But go anywhere near its fuschia bush, and you WILL get threatened.


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It likes to do a strafing run from behind and buzz right past your ear (close enough so you can feel the breeze from its wings) and startle the bejesus out of you. Fierce little beast--good thing its body is only about as big as your thumb.

Pensacola Tiger
07-23-2013, 03:57 PM
Remember the mosquitoes in Jumanji?

Mucho Bocho
07-23-2013, 04:00 PM
Lucretia, Get a tennis racket out when he pull that fly-by routine. He won't be talking so tough after that. LOL

knyfeknerd
07-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Better not piss that thing off!
It'll pick out your eyeballs!

Lucretia
07-23-2013, 04:54 PM
Better not piss that thing off!
It'll pick out your eyeballs!

It likes to hover right in front of you about face height--if you don't have glasses on, it actually can be kind of unnerving. Those suckers are FAST!

Jim
07-23-2013, 05:10 PM
I can watch them for hours, the Ruby throated is very territorial.

mkriggen
07-23-2013, 08:32 PM
Want to borrow a couple of cats?

Crothcipt
07-23-2013, 09:59 PM
"Sorry Goose but its time to buzz the tower"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdHBsWXaHN8