Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mustard head

photo by Ned Harris, 4/6/11
Kids - young and younger - remember verdins because of their mustard-colored heads.

Another photo by Ned Harris
Verdins like nectar and will often get at it by pecking the bottom of a flower. They get the treat without doing the work of pollinating. I have some persistant verdins trying in vain to get into my hummingbird feeder. They can't hover like hummingbirds, but they have no trouble hanging upside down by one foot.

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