Tongue out tonight by berelaxed

Tongue out tonight

This shot, through the kitchen window, was taken at 7:21 this evening, a rainy one at that. She had most likely her last evening sip before tucking away on what promises to be a very cold night. She's showing off her magnificent tongue, a tongue that scientists now believe works like an elastic micropump. Previously, since 1830, ornithologists assumed that they drank by capillary action. She stayed on the curvy old branch I have attached to the feeder for a long time, searching I assume for the elusive male we saw briefly last night. It's not the sharpest shot I had of her emerald feathers, but she wanted you to see and learn about her tongue.
May 9th, 2020  
mine, too -- mine, too - tonight! This is fabulous, and I am happy to report that I am also downloading tonights photos that includes one hummingbird tongue. I looked at your Month view of May and we have been photographing similarly in our backyards. Plus we both have public school teaching in our background! Fav and follow.
June 12th, 2020  
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