Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gurkhas of the Bird World

This is going to sound weird maybe, but I think that hummingbirds are the Gurkhas of the bird world.  Was watching them guard and fight over access to the two feeders I have out back and they are totally badass.  Their acrobatics, which Mr B tried to catch on video, was extreme--spinning around each other up into the sky; slamming together and crashing onto the deck and rising again.  I made the mistake of going out to move one of the feeders so there would be some space between the two and my only thought as they dove past my head was that I am glad I'm not their target. Little birds with big knife-like beaks.  Wow!

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Well, they ARE fighters! :-) I think of them as P-51s... :-D