Last week, as I crouched down near the back porch photographing a host of insects visiting a patch of fleabane, I heard a loud hum from just behind me.
I did a slow crouching pivot so I was facing the coral honeysuckle behind me and there was the hummingbird just six feet away ... yes!
Then suddenly, there were two! This resulted in a lot of loud loopy flying by both and an extreme amount of hummingbird swearing.
I don't speak hummer, but I know swearing when I hear it.
This was not bird "song" let me tell you.
At some point, they agreed to disagree, and one of them went to the nearby East Palatka Holly tree and perched. The other one continued slurping honeysuckle nectar.