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Monday, July 26, 2010

Bird on a barbed wire

A rufous hummingbird perches on a barbed wire fence bordering a pasture near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, July 26, 2010. The western rufous hummingbird, which weighs 3 to 4 grams, winters in Mexico and migrates up to 2000 miles or more to it's summer breeding grounds.
The rufous hummingbird is a feisty little bird. I watched as two of them conducted an impressive air-to-air combat demonstration.

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