Saturday, June 18, 2011

Baby Hummingbird Learns to Fly

Nice little video about rescuing a baby Humming Bird.    Hat tip to Karen J (aka Seahorse) for sending this one!

Hummingbird nests are so small they are made with spider silk and bits of lichen!  Pictures of that here.


Seahorse said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Interesting about the spider silk, as the next video that came up on You Tube after this one showed a hummingbird that had gotten entangled in a spider web (people found it and released it). I assumed it was just an accident, but maybe it was attempting to harvest some silk and got ensnared.


Karen Carroll said...

A similar story was published in an issue of Pennsylvania Game News Field Report section in the 80's. A humming bird with it's beak ensnared in spider silk apparently sought help from a PGC game officer sitting on his front porch. He helped the bird by taking the silk from off the stuck beak an immediately released it. Wildlife in trouble sometimes does seek the help of humans.