Juvenile Antics of a Green-crowned Brilliant

Each juvenile Green-crowned Brilliant that I have encountered seems to take delight in being alive. They dart into our feeders, creating enough havoc for older, wiser birds to get out of their way. 

This one wanted to lap up every last bit of nectar as if he needed every ounce of energy he could find in order to continue with this playful antics. 

When I saw him extending his tongue in order to reach that last bit of nourishment, I knew I had to share it. 


First, zoom in at lighting speed so that no one else can get there first.

If you get there first, spread your wings over the feeder.

If you have to, you share, even with a smaller bird.

On second thought, it might be better to take over not only your feeder but any others that you can manage.

Once you've had your fill, you can let Mom have a bit

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