Juvenile Hummingbirds Video
by Jim White
This "Juvenile Hummingbirds Video" is an introduction to this years finest!
Our hummingbird feeders have been extra busy this week with the arrival of our new acquaintances.
Every year we anxiously wait for the new arrivals to our hummingbird feeders.
We try to capture hummingbird video all season long but at this time of year video of juvenile hummingbirds is special.
It's like a "Welcome to Our Family" party!
After direction from mama serving as a GPS to navigate the little ones, the new jewels will frequent the feeders often.
They are especially social and tolerant of our presence since we are a mystery not encountered before.
In this video, I believe, the first hummingbird is a juvenile female and the second visitor is a juvenile male practicing his male dominant behavior by chasing the first youngster from the feeder.
If you look closely, the first one seems to have solid gray feathers on the neck which is relevant to females.
You can notice the "streaking" darker gray feathers on the neck of the second one. This is the usual plumage of a juvenile male.