OK, look below, photo cropped and you see it working the other side of the basil. I spent a lot of time trying to get a picture of the hummingbirds on the herbs. Most of the time it was hide and seek.
Here we go... a little female.
And another shot--- finally!
I tried to get a picture of a number of them swarming the feeders. This one was guarding her feeder. See her on the bar with the tree trunk in the background? I have a couple suet cages that the Tufted Titmouse family is very fond of. Yesterday there were six Titmice (?) along the railing and on the suet.
See the posturing with these two?
Ok, how about a little closer?
The hummingbirds are like flying aces in a dogfight in the air. Our show goes on from morning until dark, there is no down time. I don't know how they can keep going! Putting up hummingbird feeders is the best entertainment going!
For those who get my postings via email, the last posting was updated with an identification of the mystery vine. It is a Groundnut, Apios americana. Very interesting history, check out this link for a fascinating read.
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