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Gila Woodpecker At Hummingbird Feeder   Leave a comment

This Gila Woodpecker Thinks He’s A Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Gila woodpeckers have been coming to the hummingbird feeder for several weeks now, and when I see him, I frighten him away. 

This morning I decided to get a photo. This is because woodpeckers are so adept at holding on to most anything.

They can do this because of two front and two back toes (zygodactyl toes). This clever foot formation, 

which can look like an X or a K, allows birds to grip things more efficiently. Add the fact that the tongues of woodpeckers 

can extend as much as 2 inches past the tips of their bills, and they like sweet things, such as fruit. 

Conclusion: this feeder is as much a woodpecker feeder as a hummingbird feeder.

— kenne

Gila Woodpecker On A Saguaro — Image by kenne

Broad-billed Hummingbird   1 comment

Broad-billed hummingbird just off the patio in the bushes, preparing to go to the feeder on the patio — mission accomplished! — Images by kenne

 

 

Hummingbird Flying By   2 comments

Flowers and Hummingbirds 11-02-13-8662 blogHummingbird — Image by kenne

Time passes too fast.

Like a hummingbird flying by,

it’s just a blur to my eyes.

— Amanda Leigh

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