Monday, September 16, 2013

Hummingbird Versus BumbleBee


                                                    Video: Ruby Throated Hummingbird Competes With BumbleBee


Ruby Throated Hummingbird and Bumble Bee
Ruby Throated Hummingbird Competes With BumbleBee

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds continue their battle with insects over the sweet nectar in the feeder. After getting chased off by a Swallowtail Butterfly in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXx0v7lMG40
These Hummers now have a rather gluttonous BumbleBee to deal with. The Bee has quite poor table manners, where the Hummers could grab a quick drink while the ants, small bees and butterflies were also drinking - the stout BumbleBee simply sticks it's entire bulbous head into the entrance - blocking others from sharing. The Hummer is clearly aggrivated and snaps and scolds at the Bee - but does not dispatch it.

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