12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Curious Hummingbird

I put our a hummingbird feeder this summer and have started seeing the same five hummingbirds trying to feed off the feeder. In the mornings my wife and I watch them all compete to get to the feeder (apparently they are very territorial). Watching them has been like watching a dog fight. This one specifically has started chirping at us when we need to refill the feeder.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Millersville, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-3000
Copyright: © Joseph Wissler