Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bubba Birds

These photos were taken yesterday through my studio window.

This "Bubba Bird" has definitely by far,
got to be the fattest hummer I have ever seen!
And believe me, I have seen a lot of hummingbirds.

I've still got a half a dozen or more very active and vocal
juvenile male hummingbirds stirring things up here.

This guy is guarding three feeders right outside my studio porch.

Extremely aggressive, this Bubba Bird must have
an overload of hormones rushing through his veins.

Bubba's a great hunter. I've watched him successfully pluck
countless tiny insects from the air. He seems much more
concerned with stuffing his face with protein than sugar water.
I have a feeling he's a regular that was hatched here.
I bet he will be the very last one to give up
his claim to the digs this year in Hummer Land.


  1. Definitely a Hubba ... maybe even a Hubba Bubba! :)

  2. First of all, how cute and roly poly is this little Bubba Bird!! I love the name Bubba Bird, too, to describe this crazy guy who thinks he owns the whole Universe of Feeders. I think our ruby-throats are gone now. They are the only kind we have here. Always sad when the birds depart.


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