Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird Sipping Nectar From Tiger Lily

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on a tiger lily bloom: I say feeding because she could be sipping nectar or eating insects attracted to the nectar. Hummers rely much more insects than it appears because we are spoiled by the sight of them on flowers. 60+%, depending on time of year, of their diet can be […]

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Color Counts

I have watched my fair share of bird documentaries. Almost all include courtship and mate selection rituals. These are often bizarre or weird to our eyes. That is until we think back to our teens and the corollaries come racing back to mind. One of my unfair conclusions early on was that the females (it […]

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