Here in my yard in Brandon a hummer was annoying a blue jay.
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> On Aug 28, 2016, at 3:25 PM, Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The behavior of newly fledged hummingbirds is a riot. They go after each other and other birds aggressively, and seem to have a particular dislike for chickadees, maybe because they're the closest to them in size. What you're seeing is perfectly normal behavior.
> A word of warning. Don't go out wearing a red hat this time of year if you don't want to be harassed!
>> On 8/28/2016 2:37 PM, Kathy Leonard wrote:
>> We have a wild batch of juvenile RT Hummingbirds right now, acting
>> like Jedi warriors...building their skills I guess. Most of them act
>> like males... but since both males and female juveniles have the same
>> white tail-tips, it's hard to know.
>> One of them has been badgering a chickadee....following it around;
>> and at one point, it performed its courtship Arc over the chickadee
>> sitting in a plum tree. I've never seen this before...maybe he's
>> working on method, or else hopelessly confused.