Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

For the last few weeks there have been three hummingbirds fighting for position at the hummingbird feeder and while I have managed to capture photos of one, I thought it would be a fluke to capture photos of two or more as they chased each other away.  Imagine my surprise to watch two together and it’s so much fun to share a moment with the birds. 

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Meat Loaf

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  1. cindy knoke says:

    You captured the magic.

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  2. When it comes to hummingbirds, so true. In fact, one is pretty darned good.

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    1. They are so much fun to watch and they catch me by surprise every time.🙂

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  3. Jet Eliot says:

    Wonderful to see the hummingbirds, hear your photographing story, and be matched with the famous Meatloaf song. Your creativity is such a joy, ACI. Who else would match hummingbirds with Meatloaf so well? As for these three hummingbirds, it looks like these two might be sisters, and the third hummer you speak of is probably a male competitor who was elsewhere at the time of the photographing. Sometimes the siblings, especially when they are still young, do not compete.

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    1. Thank you very much!🙂 I love watching them flutter and fly, but it was so wonderful to just watch the one observe the multiple landing techniques of the other. Thanks for sharing the information, I wondered about the dynamic of one of my favorite birding experiences.🙂

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    I think ours may have moved on already, as I haven’t seen any in a couple days. Always sad to see them go. 😦

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    1. Each day I look for the hummingbirds, turkey and fawns and wonder how much longer I’ll be lucky to watch them. The backyard visitors have been extremely entertaining this year.🙂

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  5. Awesome action behavioral series between the two hummers!

    Geez, used to blare and belt out Meatloaf back in the day….
    I may still do…. 😅

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    1. Thank you!🙂 I loved watching these two and still love hearing this tune and Paradise By The Dashboard Light on the radio.🙂

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  6. plaidcamper says:

    I love these little characters, always fun to watch! A slice of Meat Loaf is ok every once in a while…
    Spurs were schooled by Liverpool, and a gap is starting to appear. Everton play West Ham tomorrow, a game they should win if the standings are a guide, so here comes a banana skin!
    Hope your weekend is going well.

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    1. Definitely love the hummingbirds more than a slice of Meat Loaf, but this song has always been a favorite. I can’t believe I set my alarm for the Tottenham match and they looked like they were asleep on the field. Even though I have scarfs for both teams, I definitely learned today that I am more of a Spurs fan than Liverpool. Manchester United looked good today and I haven’t had a chance to watch Everton yet and will have to see if they are showing the game tomorrow. Other than making terrible French toast trying to cook while watching my team lose, the weekend is going well.😁


  7. jaicommunity says:

    Cute – I think Hummingbirds are extremely territorial, so it’s kind of fun to see one sit there and stare the other one down while it gets a drink. Good photos though

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    1. Thank you!🙂 It was adorable to see the one watching the other so intently that she forgot to take a drink and after the last shot they flew away together.🙂

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  8. Dave Ply says:

    Two at the feeder at once! I think I’ve only seen that at ours once, and definitely didn’t get a picture. Normally it’s instant dogfight.

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    1. It was wonderful to watch them together after weeks of them being so busy darting by and chasing one another. We added another feeder this summer and we have never had to refill them so often.🙂

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  9. How lovely and fortunate.

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