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Post Posted: Jul 9, 2017 7:56 pm 
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The Broadtail is happily feeding when the Rufus comes along and there is a stand-off

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The Rufus fans its tail to make it look larger and more fierce

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The Broadtail hightails (pardon the pun) it, leaving the Rufus victorious

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Moral of the story, the Rufus is a bully. Make sure you have more than one feeder out there so other hummers can feed.

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Thanks for posting. The exact same thing is happening at my place. I thought I had read something previous about it and now I do not need to do further research, plus I have fantastic pictures to boot!


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Great action photos! Thanks for sharing.

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Moral of the story, the Rufus is a bully. Make sure you have more than one feeder out there so other hummers can feed.

Beautiful images. However, having two hummingbird feeders doesn't always work. I have two, about 25 feet apart, and our local Rufus presides over both. I've read that the feeders must be out of sight of each other to keep a Rufus from stopping other hummingbirds from feeding at both.


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TillerBee wrote:
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Moral of the story, the Rufus is a bully. Make sure you have more than one feeder out there so other hummers can feed.

Beautiful images. However, having two hummingbird feeders doesn't always work. I have two, about 25 feet apart, and our local Rufus presides over both. I've read that the feeders must be out of sight of each other to keep a Rufus from stopping other hummingbirds from feeding at both.

I have two feeders about 60 feet apart with a house in-between. I think each has its own bronze bomber.

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Lucky you. Last year we had 2 Rufus hummingbirds that battled each other all the time. This allowed the other hummers to sneak in and feed.


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Great point about the feeders being out of sight of each other Tillerbee. And, I now have a new name for the Rufus thanks to Bobcat.

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I CAN'T believe the Rufus is here already!!!! Sad...... Fall coming sooner :rant:


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We have a couple rufous and they don't seem any more territorial than the others. Took this picture the other day and we must have had 15 hummers all vying for a spot.


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A city friend once asked us if the hummers had feet, hah.

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p.s. A turkey pecked the yellow flower things off one of our hummer feeders, I wonder if you can get replacement ones?

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