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Old 04-29-2018, 12:38 AM
 
Location: TX
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If there are more than one adult male coming, there's always going to be trouble. But a male will also give even his own female mates trouble sometimes. If you have flowering plants that hummingbirds like, don't put pesticide around them. It could kill or harm the hummingbirds. And be sure you clean the feeders properly and change out the nectar fairly often...if gunky-looking stuff forms in a feeder, it could make the hummer sick.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:32 AM
 
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My friends in the Hill Country (Harper) have tons of hummingbird feeders out and it's a bit of a hazard walking around during rush hour! Those little things can be aggressive!!
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Fascinating...my guys are territorial. Get two at the feeder at once the war is on. And they play rough. Whack each other. And one or the other leaves. Different species?

No...we get that too. But... when it gets too much, that's when we put up another feeder. We usually start off with 2 feeders, one in front and one in back. Then the next one will go up at the other end of the house, etc. Often, even tho they are little kamikaze's with each other, it's as tho they call a few second truce and get a drink and then go back to staking territory.

Generally, each male requires a half acre of property as his territory and they are constantly fighting but obviously....they work around it.
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