VERMONT BREEDING BIRD ATLAS POSTING
This time of year one could say that she is likely feeding young, but
she will also eat insects herself. Just one of the reasons
hummingbirds are very difficult to confirm!
Additional comments welcome from any hummingbird experts out there....
At 06:20 PM 7/1/2007, you wrote:
>VERMONT BREEDING BIRD ATLAS POSTING
>Yesterday while atlassing at Bomoseen 3, Marv and
>I and Sue Wetmore observed a female hummingbird
>poking her beak several times into a web that
>contained several insects. She flew off with
>nothing observable in her beak. We have seen this
>activity in other blocks at about this time of
>year. Is this carrrying food? Sue W. found this
>reference in a book:
>Citing from "Hummingbirds of N. Am." by Sheri
> Williamson on pg 27 :" After the eggs have
>hatched, the female begins spending more time
>away from the nest gathering food. She
>REGURGITATES a slurry of partially digested
>insects into the open mouth of each
>Any ideas anyone? Roz?
>Sue Elliott (not that we're desperate for COs!)
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