All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

It isn't every day that you get to see a  Hummingbird's tongue! How cool is that!? The bird was backlit by the sun, so it was in good light to catch this shot. The long tongue is used for drinking flower nectar and catching small insects. Hummingbirds ...
It isn't every day that you get to see a Hummingbird's tongue! How cool is that!? The bird was backlit by the sun, so it was in good light to catch this shot. The long tongue is used for drinking flower nectar and catching small insects. Hummingbirds are attracted to the colors red and orange. It is not necessary to have red liquid in a feeder as long as the feeder has some red on it. In fact, it is probably better not to have artificial red dye in the hummingbird food. It is important to keep the feeder clean and replace the "nectar" weekly to keep the birds from drinking contaminated food.

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