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05-29-2013, 07:49 AM - 1 Like   #1
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When hummingbirds attack!

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Shot this video up in Highland County, VA near the WV state line last weekend using the K-01 and DA15.

Never seen the hummers swarm like this before. Some vicious little beasts.

I was standing outside about 4 feet from the feeder.


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05-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #2
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Yup, vicious little so and so's. Looking at the weather behind the feeders, I suspect that your feeders are among the very few places they can get food with the late springs we are having this year.

The males are very territorial. We provide our feeders with a notch in the hanger so the male has his perch to keep control over his food supply.

Thank you for not shooting this hand held.
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Wow, we have the occasional iridescent green hummingbird drop by our place but I have never seen so many hummingbirds in one place before.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavidOBryan Quote
This went on continuously until we stepped out the front door. If you stand still next to the feeder they will start up again like you aren't even there.
You're moving too slow for them to perceive you

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Wow ... never seen anything like your video, nor would I have imaged it ... thanks, J
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This video needs to be set to Yakety Sax.
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Everybody else is using Bigmas and DA 300's to take pictures of hummingbirds, but you use a DA 15. Like a boss.

Just don't try it with the bears.
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Thats a pretty good video. I find it kind of funny how they fly around and bump into each other. Over here we don't have any birds that fly like that.

QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
This video needs to be set to Yakety Sax.
lol and sped up a little

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My parents had a feeder where the hummers would swarm like that. Dad called it "Star Wars". The young males especially would attack each other, but there was one older hen that would perch on the feeder and DARE anyone to peck her. They would get really busy at dusk when they were topping off for the night. I actually had one bang into me - felt like getting hit by a soft ping-pong ball.
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Why is there 10 times more interest in the feeder on the right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Why is there 10 times more interest in the feeder on the right?
It's higher off the ground. Hummingbirds rely on altitude dominance.
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Sugarwater is hummingbird crack.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavidOBryan Quote
I did shoot it hand held
WOW! ... You have steady hands!
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