May 29, 2014

Under the seal

This ruby-throated hummingbird was feeding at the false Solomon's seal in our yard.

Now that I know they do this I'll try for a shot with the morning light.

Archilochus colubris

The extremely short legs of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird prevent it from walking or hopping. The best it can do is shuffle along a perch. Nevertheless, it scratches its head and neck by raising its foot up and over its wing.

The oldest known Ruby-throated Hummingbird was 9 years 1 month old.

source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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