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Published on Jul 20, 2009
In this installment we see several colorful summer species, including a male Allen's and a male Black-Chinned, showing off his difficult-to-video purple neckband. These birds migrate into the area (Santa Clarita, California) in April/May where they nest and breed over the summer. As temperatures rise, natural nectar sources become mroe scarce and the hummingbird feeders become eagerly sought-after resources.
Oddly, many feeders sit idle most of the time as these aggressive little birds vigorously hoard the feeder and spend more time chasing away other birds than feeding! "Why can't we all just... get along?" (Jack Nicholson, Mars Attacks) :-)
The soundtrack is "Oberion" from the Silicon Landscape CD by Technician, available at JCMDI.COM.
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