Hummingbird Sighting (Adult Male)

Date: 09/03/2019

Number: 1

Today from 12:15pm to 1:50pm while I was doing my kitchen chores & making a fresh batch of sugar water I really got to see at least 2 Hummer's chasing each other all around the backyard. I suspected that our adult Male Ruby-throated may still be here but I had not gotten a positive ID for 5-7 days. We have some Juveniles also & both the RT's & Black-chinned.There is a large open space above our pool & they were zooming around back & forth. Tracking them was fun & easy.Looked like 2 'Fighter Jets'. Then finally the adult, Male RT sat on the 4'port Frolic Perkey Pet Feeder w flowers removed. I put an extra feeder in backyard making 3 total.This past wk.the chasing has gotten worse. Male Ruby is very aggressive & territorial w favorite feeder & plants. Fighting over Big Momma red Turk's Cap, Cigar Plants, Lipstick & Cherry Chief Sage & Acanthus. I expect the Ruby to really pack on the pounds as he is not showing alot of extra wt.yet.The shorter days & not in triple digits r probably telling Mr.Ruby 2 get serious about gaining at. We have 2 in the Front & 2 in the Backyard. Could not tell if Juvenile w a BC or RT. He w a young Male.B4 I could look at all of his markings he was chased away from feeder. I cannot believe they will be leaving soon. Great day to watch them. I put alot of Blue painter's Tape all over window w alot of Huge X's.Doesn't look pretty but helps them safer as I watched how they on purpose w put the 'breaks-on & slow down to avoid the window. I think saving up for pole with extension w help also since it w keep feeder further away from the window. I have not seen a positive ID on the adult, Male BC that was here this Summer who was our Frontyard resident. It has been 6-8 wks.

Denton, TX

Latitude: 33.2 Longitude: -97.1

Observed by: Bonnie
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