Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Unique Hummingbird Photo

I've taken many photos of hummingbirds but never got one like this before.

This picture, although pretty typical, is worth sharing.

The colors that the camera picked up in the feathers of this hummer this morning are pretty amazing too.

I'll have to do some research to figure out what that second "beak" is.  It may be the means by which the bird draws the nectar or sugar water into its body.

 A few weeks ago, while watching a hummingbird, I saw a tongue-like thing extending out from the tip of the normal beak.  At least that's what it looked like.  So now today, I saw yet another unusual sight.

There's so much to learn and so little time to do it all.  I'll report back with what I find out.     

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