Friday, December 29, 2006

They do eat bugs, they do, they do, they do!

There were some postings recently on humnet (listserv for humnuts) regarding whether or not hummers are flycatchers to any significant degree. I don't think there's really a debate...I believe it's been ruled by examining stomach contents that they are, but it's rare to actually witness them at it. I was watching this little hummer today -- he's an overwintering juvenile male Ruby-Throat --and I caught him in action! You can even see the insect he's after! Some times it pays to be patient :-)

The short version of the video:

The longer version of the video:

And a neat short clip of a great stretch and tail flare…

1 comment:

Barbara said...

FUN, Fun to see this--smart hummers!