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Hummingbirds not above a handout

Abagail  Alfano of Pine, La., put a sugar-water solution in a red plastic cup and didn't have to wait long before she had a swarm of feathered friends.
 (Courtesy photo)
Abagail Alfano of Pine, La., put a sugar-water solution in a red plastic cup and didn't have to wait long before she had a swarm of feathered friends. (Courtesy photo)

BIRDWATCHING -- Living in a hummingbird migratory route has its benefits for close-up bird observation.

When the activity was peaking at her feeder, Abagail  Alfano of Pine, La., put a sugar-water solution in a red plastic cup and didn't have to wait long before she had a swarm of feathered friends.

She said they lit light as a feather on her hand.




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