Date Posted:08:39:00 01/29/10 Fri Author:S. K. Dixon (Aaaaawwwwwwwwww!!!!) Author Host/IP: cache-mtc-ab02.proxy.aol.com / 18.104.22.168 Subject: Re: Flyers on the ground In reply to:
's message, "Re: Flyers on the ground" on 06:25:14 01/29/10 Fri
Wonderful pictures, Jeremy; I can even see ice crystals around the mouth! Don't know how long I could stand in snow to eat---that one is definitely healthy, though!
Dennis, your info on hummingbirds and their life span is AMAZING! I watch them and think, "How can something so small survive very long working so hard?" But, they do, thank goodness!
>Really good, clear, and unusual, picture. Thanks for
>sharing. Little critters like flyers, chickadees,
>mice, etc. somehow keep feet and toes from freezing.
>You wouldn't think they could survive winter.
>One that really shocked me was the life span of a
>hummingbird. A tv special I watched a while back said
>that they can live 12 years in the wild. With their
>size and metabolism, that is amazing.
>>Looked out my window a few nights ago and saw a wild
>>flyer rooting around in the snow, right next to a
>>rabbit, both hunting for goodies spilled from the
>>feeder. Wild flyers on the ground are not something I
>>see that often, it let me get within a few feet to
>>shoot some photos (the rabbit took off as soon as I
>>opened the door). I used a flash diffuser which really
>>does a nice job with the lighting. A chubby little