Alpha Hummer

Currently, this is the dominant hummingbird at my feeders. I've learned through observations and researching online that hummingbirds are quite fearless when it comes to protecting their food source. This one sits up in the trees watching and if any other hummers try to approach a feeder, he's right there immediately chasing them away. I've read lots of different suggestions for what to do when one alpha hummer is keeping all the others from the feeders. I've tried increasing the number of feeders, I'm up to four feeders now, and I've separated them in a way that makes it difficult for the one alpha hummer to keep an eye on all the feeders at the same time. So far, it seems to be working...more and more hummingbirds are now coming to the feeders.
This would be so wonderful to see. Wonderful narrative to go with your capture of this alpha hummer. Great tactics in use to share the food around Gayle. Wonderful capture. Fav.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Very nice focus - think mine have finally left and moved south for the winter.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Beautiful bird, such glorious feathers...lovely capture...
posted October 3rd, 2017  
What a great sharp shot an interesting information about these tiny birds.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
He is a beauty, I love his beak, it looks like a dagger.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
a beautiful photo Gayle so sharp and colourful. How interesting about the alpha birds. I would love to see a Humming Bird but we dont have them in Australia.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Terrific :)
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Super capture, composition
posted October 3rd, 2017  
A beautiful shot
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Wow - look at that beak! Great image.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
What a great picture!
I have put my feeder out and had to refill several times and although I have seen one (same colors as yours) I have not been able to take a picture.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
wonderful capture of this gorgeous hummingbird ~ fav
posted October 3rd, 2017  
A beautiful hummer!
posted October 3rd, 2017  
What a beautiful bird even if he is bossy. Wonderful capture.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
So interesting to read. And you really are getting expert images of these tiny birds.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Nice shot
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Wonderful information and a beautiful capture. A good plan to add more feeders. I hope it continues to work.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Great capture.
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Love its colour! Great clarity!
posted October 3rd, 2017  
Awesome detail!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Wonderful capture! fav
posted October 4th, 2017  
Beautiful ...
posted October 4th, 2017  
Beautiful image, and I loved your description too -- how great to recognize them through observation
posted October 4th, 2017  
Wonderful close-up, and I enjoyed reading your narrative about this beautiful bird! He looks so adorable and innocent!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Wonderful capture and close up!
posted October 4th, 2017  
Fabulous shot and detail. Fav.
posted October 4th, 2017  
beautiful
posted October 11th, 2017  
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