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Hummingbirds show birder new down-under feeding trick

A hummingbird in geraniums near Viola, ID. Some birders suggested it might be a sub-adult male Anna's hummingbird (Nancy Miller)
A hummingbird in geraniums near Viola, ID. Some birders suggested it might be a sub-adult male Anna's hummingbird (Nancy Miller)

BIRDWATCHING — Inland Northwest birder Nancy Miller of Viola, ID, photographed this hummingbird this week — possibly a sub-adult male Anna's hummingbird, experts say — feeding on her geraniums in a different way than she's noticed before:

“This one does something I’ve not seen them do – sits on the stem of the flower and gets nectar from any buds drooping within reach.”




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