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Marie Read / Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) male flies in to feed on nectar from Eastern red columbine flower (Aquilegia canadensis), Freeville, New York, USA, June.
Nick Upton / Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) hovering above a nest box it wants to nest in which a Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and its mate have occupied, with the squirrel threatening the bird, Wiltshire, UK,...
John Chan / Elegant terns (Thalasseus elegans) gathering at mussel bed during breeding season, one hovering tern has a mussel clamped to its foot, a common mishap caused by stepping on an open mussel, Bolsa Chica...
Eric Medard / Hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) flying / hovering in the rain, Mayenne, France. April.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Rufous tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Violet tailed sylph hummingbird (Aglaiocercus coelestis) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
Andy Sands / Parasitic wasp (Monosapyga clavicornis) hovering in front of garden bee hotel looking for hosts nests while being watched by the Bee (Chelostoma campanularum) Hertfordshire, England, UK, June
Marie Read / Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilocus colubris), male flying in to feed from cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) New York, USA. August.
Paul Hobson / Rivoli's hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens) nectaring on Fuchsia (Fuchsia sp) flower. Costa Rica.
Paul Hobson / Violet sabrewing hummingbird (Campylopterus hemileucurus) nectaring on Orchid. Costa Rica.
Andy Rouse / Rufus-breasted hermit hummingbird (Glaucis hirsutus) and Copper-rumped hummingbird and(Amazilia tobaci) hovering, Tobago
Andy Rouse / RF- White-necked Jacobin hummingbird (Florisuga mellivora) hovering with tail erect to show aggression , Tobago (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)