[CT Birds] Odd Characteristic of Hudsonian Godwit

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Oct 20 07:44:23 EDT 2009


--- On Tue, 10/20/09, Chris Elphick <elphick at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> .... this is really Margaret Rubega's
> area of expertize)....
> 
> .... Margaret's former student who did a lot of
> high-speed video work with hummingbirds also has film of it
> in various hummers.....

That student did a fascinating presentation to the New Haven Bird Club on his work, one of the most memorable I have attended.  He was studying how hummingbirds catch very small flying insects, and the flexing of the bill tip was part of it.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT




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