October 03, 2013
The hummer was picking away at a cocoon or spider nest.
He did get a protein meal out of his work.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a small hummingbird with a slender, slightly downcurved bill and fairly short wings that don’t reach all the way to the tail when the bird is sittingRuby-throated Hummingbirds fly straight and fast but can stop instantly, hover, and adjust their position up, down, or backwards with exquisite control. They often visit hummingbird feeders and tube-shaped flowers and defend these food sources against others. You may also see them plucking tiny insects from the air or from spider webs.
For more information go tohttp://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ruby-throated_Hummingbird/id