The Little Nuthatch — ruby-throated hummingbird

North Carolina: little creatures.

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I had a great time in North Carolina this month. So many little creatures appear in the Summer, it's a treat to see them. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ  

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North Carolina: Summer feeder birds.

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Last week when I was in North Carolina I spent a lot of time watching the birds around my parents house. This time the highlight was definitely the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, of which there are 4 frequenting the feeder. Very entertaining as they were almost always there, often chattering and fighting with each other. Another highlight, babies! There were 6 or 7 Wild Turkey babies. And many juvenile birds coming to the feeder, plus a family of Bluebird's with 3 juveniles out in the field, stayed too high for photos but I admired them very much with my binoculars.  

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The arrival of hummingbirds.

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I have been anxiously watching the hummingbird feeder and today- there they were! Two male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds fighting over the feeder. They flew about, darting at one another and a couple times falling to the ground over the scuffle. The cat is enthralled. We were both glued to the window over lunchtime!

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