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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hummers are fascinating

Elaine's question about leaving feeders up late made me go looking for more about hummingbirds.  Instead of writing a report,  look at this. Just fascinating.  I may never know why a dozen arrived at my feeder at the same time, and behaved courtesly to a fellow in distress.  I do know now that all the flowers and feeders are just fuel to go after bugs.  Yea, hummers, eat those mosquitoes.

7 comments:

  1. Enjoyable article - thanks for the link.

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  2. I suppose the bird which kept feeding and feeding may have had a strong "urge to put on a lot of weight" so, according to the article, was probably very young. Goodness knows. You were treated to a special sight, that much is clear.

    Thanks for the article, it was an interesting read.

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  3. Fascinating and beautiful. Thank you.

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  4. interesting. I didn't know that they were carnivores. I thought their beaks were developed for sipping nectar. hard to imagine how one can suck up a mosquito.

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  5. I didn't know they were migratory birds. Actually when I read the title I didn't know the post was about birds. I was thinking those stupid over sized vehicles.

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  6. Totally not what I thought when I read the title. I immediately pictures one of those embarrassingly large and obnoxious vehicles . . .
    So glad I was wrong!

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