Saturday, June 30, 2007

Finger-Perching Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

West Virginia naturalist/nature writer Scott Shalaway recently reported (on the PABIRDS, WVBIRDS, and HUMNET listservs) his close-encounters of the feathered kind at his home in Cameron, in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle.: Shalaway’s written description of hummers delicately perching on his, his wife’s, and his daughter’s fingers to sip nectar from a hummingbird feeder, beautifully supplemented with color photographs of this unusual behavior, has been posted here. Those must have been some hungry hummingbirds!


Blogger cyberthrush said...

hummingbirds are wonderfully fearless; I once watched one chase a Red-tailed Hawk out of an area (and the RTHawk was flapping as fast as he could!)
These hummers no doubt figured that if the humans tried to pull anything nasty they would just beat the crap out of them! :-)

July 01, 2007 5:54 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

No doubt!

July 01, 2007 8:26 AM  

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