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The Brat~~guarding HIS feeders!

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Friday August 9, 2013

Meadowlands, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: For the last week or so this little guy has been parked on or near the two feeders that are about 10 feet apart in the yard, keeping all the others from drinking at them! He sits out there for hours!! I finally had to put up another feeder clear around the house where he can't see it in order for the other dozen or more Hummingbirds to be able to eat!!

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7. WeatherWise
10:45 PM GMT on August 15, 2013
Typical on my feeders too....no peaceful
feeding because of the bouncer! Great shot!
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6. minnesotamom
10:05 PM GMT on August 13, 2013
Thanks for your note, Sharon. :-) Someone else wrote me an email saying: "He's doing that because he is fattening himself up. The males leave on migration at least two weeks ahead of the females and juveniles. You will notice that he will be long gone before them. I always get sad when the males get like this because I know it's getting time for them to leave." I never knew this before!
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5. nanapoo
11:14 PM GMT on August 11, 2013
LOL...that is cute :)
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4. minnesotamom
4:18 AM GMT on August 11, 2013
Thanks, Bob! I sure wish he'd give up his self-appointed guard duty and just relax!
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3. bobcrunch
4:09 AM GMT on August 11, 2013
A little tyrant! Call him Napoleon. I have two feeders on opposite sides of the back yard with a bush between.
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2. minnesotamom
1:48 AM GMT on August 11, 2013
Chuckling...I think he's wearing himself to a frazzle trying to guard all three at once now! :D
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1. novembergale
1:20 AM GMT on August 11, 2013
That's the best way to do it. I have four feeders around the house and each one is positioned where it can't be seen from the others. It makes it so they all get a chance to eat. Thanks for sharing!
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