MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Video: How hummingbird tongues function

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Like little jewels in the sky, hummingbirds capture everyone's attention when they "hum" by. But only recently have scientists been able to study them closely enough to ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

Sizing up a hummingbird nest

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- How big is a hummingbird nest that held two chicks until fledging?   The chicken egg in the photo above tells the story.   South Hill resident ...

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012

Should you be feeding hummingbirds this winter?

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Supposing you could keep it from freezing, would leaving a nectar feeder out in your yard in late fall tempt hummingbirds into staying around when they should head south for winter? ...

MONDAY, AUG. 13, 2012

Where’s the love after birds fledge from nests?

BIRD WATCHING --  Bill Bender of Spokane treated his Facebook friends this summer to a 22-day photo documentary of the hatching and fledging of two hummingbird chicks. They were hatched in a ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011

Hummingbirds show birder new down-under feeding trick

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 ...

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011

Hummingbirds not above a handout

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 ...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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