Fight or flight: In the foreground, hummingbirds squabble over landing rights at the feeder. Those spots in air in the background are a huge flock of some kind of dark bird that is apparently migrating south.
Birds are among my favorite creatures, but photographing them is not one of my strengths.
We certainly have enjoyed this second feeder. It sticks to the kitchen window with a suction cup, so the birds are inches away from us when we wash dishes. As many as six at a time will zoom around it, each trying to chase away the others between sips. They empty the whole thing every day.
Curious little things, aren't they?
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For more birds, be sure to stop by this time at the Round Robins Photo Challenge.