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My female hummers are fighting....

I added 2 more feeders out of sight of each other and they are still fighting....The one sits on the Shepards hook holding the feeder like she is guarding it....

 

My daughter has 2 males fighting over one feeder at her house nearby ..

 

Anything else that I can do about it?

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Re: My female hummers are fighting....

@Nataliesgramma , my two hummers are very good together but my BIL has two that dive bomb each other.  I think you have done all you can,  I would let them sort it out.  They are lovely to watch.  I was out in the garden working today and they kept me company.  LM

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Re: My female hummers are fighting....

My hummers dive bomb others....mother nature, i'd let it be.

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Re: My female hummers are fighting....


@Nataliesgramma wrote:

Anything else that I can do about it?


Mother nature does not like to be interfered with.

"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."
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Re: My female hummers are fighting....

You can keep adding feeders until all you’re doing all day is filling them, and they still will guard them.  The dominant birds are protecting their food source.  It’s what they do.  Don’t worry, the other birds won’t starve.

 

But putting feeders out of sight from each other will help give more birds a chance to feed, even if it doesn’t seem like it.  The more feeders you have, the more birds you will have!

 

 

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Re: My female hummers are fighting....

Usually at my house it is the males and they are noisy.... They do get territorial with those feeders.

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Re: My female hummers are fighting....

Nothing you do will stop the birds from being territorial over their food source; it’s just what hummingbirds do.   

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Re: My female hummers are fighting....

Same here...I've yet to see 2 hummingbirds feeding at the same time. Not like my wild birds...I get 3 breeds all sharing the seeds...blue Jay's, doves, and Cardinals...how nice is that😍