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Old 03-22-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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March 22nd, 2013 Fingertip Bird

I believe this is a ruby throated humming bird. The size to finger comparison in this photo is amazing! I wonder what the eggs look like.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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The humming bird eggs will be white and less than half an inch long, about the size of a small jelly bean or pea.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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I had one land on my finger once, they weigh next to nothing. Apparently the orange throat is the non-breeding (winter) plumage.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Watch out Griff, they're omnivores.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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I had one land on my finger once, they weigh next to nothing. Apparently the orange throat is the non-breeding (winter) plumage.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
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very cool moment
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
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We'll need hundreds to make a decent pie. I think we can work them into hors douvres though. Hold the beak, dip into boiling water to remove the feathers, dip into boiling oil for a crispy skin, serve on crackers. To eat, hold by the beak, eat in one bite, use the beak as a toothpick.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #9
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Pie? What about the feathered capes?
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