anna's hummingbird at feeder

Anna’s Hummingbird

In our Sunnyvale garden, there is always one, and only one, dominant male hummingbird. He tries to keep every other hummingbird away from the feeder with one exception: During breeding season, the male allows some females to feed.

Diving

When you are in the garden, often you will hear a high-pitched chirping sound. This is the sound of a male dive. The male soars up to 50 feet, then dives in a steep parabolic arc. The sound you hear is not his voice but the sound of his wings. He is showing off to the females.
Anna Hummingbird and FeederTwo hummingbirdstbd

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