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  1. #1
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    Default weird hummingbird pic

    folks,

    this afternoon a hummingbird flew into the sliding glass doors going onto my deck. he broke his neck and died. I walked out to pick him up and toss him in the woods and was looking at him and saw a strange sight. he has a small patch on his throat that glows like a freakin LED really strange looking. anybody ever seen anything like this? I left the pic kinda big so you can see what I'm talking about

    http://drobbins.net/hummer.jpg

    Dave

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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    It is an LED. That is not a hummingbird it' s a military drone, and they are watching you.

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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    it's weird
    if you turn it off to the side it just looks like the other black spots around it
    it only glows like that if you look straight down his beak
    what another hummer would see when they standoff
    I thought it was way kool

    Dave

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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    What kind of hummer is that? We only have ruby throated hummingbirds around here. That is a very strange bird.
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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    Got any nuke plants around you?

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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    Maybe it is a young Ruby Throat, just developing its throat coloring.....
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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    I have never seen that before. I share the assumption of young male, was it smaller than an adult male?
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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    Quote Originally Posted by drobbins View Post
    folks,

    this afternoon a hummingbird flew into the sliding glass doors going onto my deck. he broke his neck and died.
    Case in point! Get some some stickers on those patio doors. That way you and your significant others can watch them mature.

    BB

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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    Can’t be caused by nuke plants. Or the entire bird would glow . Trust me on this one, I’ve been working in one for 22 years.
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    Default Re: weird hummingbird pic

    I posted a question on a forum on hummers and other people posted pictures of the same thing. It's a first year male ruby throat just beginning to develop what they called "gorget feathers"

    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...722503.html?10

    Dave

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