A Hummer Called Muffler

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This is one of the hummers around my feeders. I have given several of them names because of certain physical characteristics. There is Little Spike, Big Spike, Leopard, Mullet, Bano, of course; and there has been one I have called Muffler because of the odd whirring sound–different than all others. Now I understand why.

Capturing her on the roses today shows a distinct malformation of her wings. But she flies well. You just hear her coming a long way off!

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12 Responses to A Hummer Called Muffler

  1. susanpoozan says:

    Wonderful pictures, you are clever.

  2. keelymyles says:

    What fun! So much of the joy of life is found in the little details. I think it’s fantastic you can tell the differences between hummingbirds. I can tell between my 6 chickens, but they are so slow…. You MUST be very patient and very attune. ❀

  3. dorannrule says:

    She is beautiful and that first shot is magazine material. πŸ™‚

  4. Interesting wing feathers. Maybe they will grow out?? Our hummies finally stopped being afraid of us. Maybe because they are now two, a male and a female. They were too busy chasing each other. It was too funny watching the male trying to guard the feeder, he sat there doing these aggressive poses. HA. Made no impression on the female.

  5. These photos are simply amazing and I love how you have them named! πŸ™‚

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