[CT Birds] Odd Characteristic of Hudsonian Godwit
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Tue Oct 20 09:33:11 EDT 2009
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> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Tue=2C 20 Oct 2009 09:28:59 -0400
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Odd Characteristic of Hudsonian Godwit
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> I have seen what Roy is talking about in hummers. This summer I photograp=
> hed a hummer with the tip of it's bill opened. I wasn't sure why it was o=
> en=3D2C or why it would need to be able to.
> Then I noticed that it was in fact eating aphids from the Hibiscus blooms=
> ore often than feeding on the nectar. I concluded to myself that the open=
> ng of the bill must be for the eating of the insects.
> This year was my first really being able to study hummers=3D2C as several=
> quented my feeders this year. I was suprised to see how horizontally broa=
> their bills are at the base. I never realized that. It was also neat to =
> see the translucent tongue slurped in and out when one perched after a lo=
> Link to the photo below:
> -Brian Webster-
> Stratford=3D2C CT
> b.webster at hotmail.com
>> Date: Tue=3D2C 20 Oct 2009 04:44:23 -0700
>> From: rmharvey at snet.net
>> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
>> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Odd Characteristic of Hudsonian Godwit
>> --- On Tue=3D2C 10/20/09=3D2C Chris Elphick 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 o=
> his work=3D2C one of the most memorable I have attended. He was studying =
> hummingbirds catch very small flying insects=3D2C and the flexing of the =
> l tip was part of it.
>> Roy Harvey
>> Beacon Falls=3D2C CT
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