Hummingbird wants that flower…


Some days everything, including my camera, just clicks.

Yesterday was one of those days.

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This female Broad-tailed Hummingbird tries to get nectar from American vetch.

 

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But she can’t quite get her beak into the drooping flowers.

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Animals don’t usually sit still and work this hard to get something. It just makes them too much of a target.

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But the vetch is in a really cluttered area. She can’t get the nectar by hovering in front of it.

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The vetch must be loaded with nectar to make it worth her while to work on it for this long.

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But finally, she is rewarded, and gets to enjoy the nectar.

May your weekend be full of rewarding projects.

About coloradogeography

Amy Law is a science geek. She feels about science the way some people feel about music, or art, or sports – a total and complete emotional connection. She thinks in science. For Amy, there’s nothing better than helping people see the beauty of science as she does. She loves to untangle a complicated subject into its parts, explaining it so that anybody can understand what’s happening. Let her show you her world...
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3 Responses to Hummingbird wants that flower…

  1. Such patience…on both the hummer’s and your part. 😊

  2. TZ says:

    Hummingbird season!

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