This first series is between a Cinnamon (perched) and a Rufous-tailed that is trying to drive it off. And then comes a Green-Breasted Mango to get in on the action. The Cinnamon just hunkers down and stays put, after giving the Green-Breasted Mango a word or two!
|Looks like the Cinnamon senses the Green-Breasted Mango off to the left.|
|"Hey! I was here first. Wait your turn!"|
|"That's right. You had better back off!"|
|"Just get on out of here."|
Now the fight is between a Rufous-tailed and a Green-Breasted Mango. Lots of displaying and posturing.
|'Round and 'round they go until the Green-Breasted Mango goes for the nectar.|
|This calls for reinforcements!|
|"The big guy won't have a chance with both of us Rufous-tails here."|
|"Where'd he go?"|
|Time out for a quick drink on both sides.|
|"Go away. I'm not finished yet."|
Now the 2 Rufous-tails fight each other once the Green-Breasted Mango has gone.
My favorite ones to watch are the little Ruby-throated hummingbirds. They are small but fiesty!
Dedicated on this Mothers' Day to my Mother, who loved hummingbirds and never tired of watching them.