Interesting Branch-Mates


Yesterday I wrote about seeing my first Rufous Hummingbird and how the bird was very territorial. Well, she had competition from this mockingbird. Mockingbirds are the most territorial birds in my backyard, especially during nesting season. Yesterday this mocker had laid claim to the same firebush as the hummingbird. They ended up defending the same bush – while seated on the same branch! I wish I had gotten a picture of the two of them together. You can imagine the large mockingbird and the tiny hummer seated almost side by side. It was a case of “too much lens…” :)

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