Sunday, May 17, 2009
Hummingbirds becoming territorial May 17, 2009
Today I noticed a behaviour change in my male hummingbirds. I have feeders at both the front and the back of the house. In both areas the male is chasing off other hummingbirds. It was recommended that I put feeders at different levels in order to avoid this behavior but the male dominant hummingbird won't allow any other nearby. Also the males are now sitting on top of the feeders, on the tree nearby, bell lines guarding the feeder. Any sign of a hummingbird coming near it off it goes to chase it away. The female is allowed to come occasionally. Here is a shot of the male sitting on top of the feeder by my computer window. I was able to sit outside and take this photo as he is now on the feeder all the time.