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Tue., Sept. 20, 2011, 7:59 a.m.

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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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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