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ardeekay
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Sep 17, 2017 16:39 |  #1

Yeah, I exaggerated a bit, but this battle went on for several minutes, neither the bee nor Hummingbird giving up. I just basically pointed and fired away hoping for something. No sharpness or clarity here but the hummer's posturing is certainly interesting.

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Hoped you liked and thanks for looking.

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Wallace ­ River
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Sep 20, 2017 11:03 |  #2

Cool set Rog, the hummer was definitely not happy with the wasp! Ours have departed for the year, feeders coming in today. Sure not a lot of comments on here these days.


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Sep 20, 2017 18:54 |  #3

Very interesting sequence. I've never seen hummers stick around with bees or wasps at the feeders.


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Sep 20, 2017 21:40 as a reply to greyswan's post |  #4

Very cool set. Especially like the last one. I've never seen hummingbird against bee combat before, but thanks to you I can no longer say that. :-P

Love it. Thanks for sharing!


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Sep 21, 2017 05:33 |  #5

Wallace River wrote in post #18456538 (external link)
Cool set Rog, the hummer was definitely not happy with the wasp! Ours have departed for the year, feeders coming in today. Sure not a lot of comments on here these days.

Hi Ian and thanks! Yeah, it is fairly quiet, but then, I'm not interacting much either. Summer doldrums? :rolleyes: I know, first day of fall, but it's going to be 93 today! Heat wave ruining my favorite time of year!
I still have a few lingerers, usually do into 1st week of October.


greyswan wrote in post #18456789 (external link)
Very interesting sequence. I've never seen hummers stick around with bees or wasps at the feeders.

Thank you, greyswan. This was one hungry or one stubborn hummer!

pbrimages wrote in post #18456859 (external link)
Very cool set. Especially like the last one. I've never seen hummingbird against bee combat before, but thanks to you I can no longer say that. :-P

Thank you. As said, they went at it for awhile. After well over 50 shots, these were the only ones I had the nerve to post. Thank goodness for digital!:-)

Love it. Thanks for sharing!


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Sep 21, 2017 06:51 |  #6

These are great, Rog.

This is a weird thing that I ran into a few years ago as well.....and I certainly don't want to hijack your thread. In my situation the bee was the victor with the hummer making a hasty retreat. Pretty surprising.

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Sep 21, 2017 08:40 as a reply to saea501's post |  #7

These are excellent! I envy the clarity/sharpness attained.


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Sep 21, 2017 21:27 |  #8

Wow. Nice shots too! Getting to "bee" a bit of a theme here.  :p

Maybe if the OP doesn't mind, this could be a pretty neat thread for bird to bee combat if others had similar experiences to share.


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Sep 22, 2017 17:29 as a reply to pbrimages's post |  #9

Let's do it. It is an interesting challenge, imo.


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