Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds in the world!!!!
Hummingbirds can flash their bright colors, as well as hide them when needed.
The bright radiant color on hummingbirds comes from iridescent coloring like on a soap bubble or prism.
Hummingbirds can hear better and see farther then humans, they have no sense of smell.
A hummingbirds tongue is grooved like the shape of a "W".
A hummingbirds beak is generally shaped like any other bird beak,
just longer in proportion to it's body.
Hummingbirds do not drink through their beaks like a straw.
They lap up nectar with their tongues which have tiny hairs on the end of them.
Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird, in flight!!!!!!
A Gorget is the bright flashing colored feathers of the hummingbirds neck.
Better seen here, in this very blurry shot!!!!
and here also!!!!
I would really appreciate it if you could tell me in your opinion, which picture is best.
I can't really tell. These photo's are straight out of the camera, most have been cropped once......
the blurry pictures of the male were cropped twice.
On an unrelated note, the hubs crushed his finger today, we spent the best part of today in the emergency room.
The finger is not broken, it required 5 stitches.
When we walked in the ER door, the woman greeted us by name & asked us how we were doing ;)
That's a joke, but really.....we spend way too much time there!!!!!!
He is napping!!!!!