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For several years, two female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been fighting over the feeder I put out for them. Today was the first time I was able to capture them together, one chasing away the other from “her” feeder.

First female Ruby-throated Hummingbird arriving.

She looked into a feeding hole.

Oh, oh. She saw the other one coming.

Chased away, in a fraction of a second.

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the “owner” of the feeder in a victory dance.

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird enjoying her drink.