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Rufous Humming Bird

The Rufous humming birds are really entertaining to watch here at the Lodge. Rufous Hummingbird is one of the most aggressive of all species of Hummingbirds. They are well known for chasing each other out of territory. These birds are serious about protecting where they are going to live and where they are going to eat. Even when they aren’t eating themselves they will carefully be monitoring their feeding areas, you can see them sitting on a branch, close to the feeder with their heads going back and forth looking for others. If they notice any Hummingbirds that seem to be taking an interest in doing the same thing they will quickly try to drive them away.  Photo courtesy of Meredith Wires.