[Tweeters] Anna's *briefly* peaceable at feeder

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 09:47:52 PST 2021

No truce here.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

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> On Feb 13, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Mike Wagenbach <wagen at uw.edu> wrote:



> I took in my three hummingbird feeders last night to be sure they didn't freeze. I put them back out a half-hour before sunrise and already had one bird waiting right by the usual spot of one feeder. Ten minutes later I think we had seven birds, including four on one four-station feeder drinking steadily with no attempts to chase each other away, which we NEVER see.


> I guess their usual territoriality was suppressed by the severe conditions until they'd had time to take several drinks and get recharged. An hour later, they were belligerently chasing each other around and only getting brief solo visits to the feeder, as usual. I hope one dominant bird isn't preventing the others from getting anything.

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