Last Hummer of Summer by chrishpetersen

A juvenile ruby-throated hummingbird is in search of mosquitoes to gain strength for the migration south. This one is catching bugs in midair, but everything is so fast you can’t capture it even with a fast shutter.

We associate hummingbirds with drinking nectar from flowers, but hummingbirds also need protein to survive. They catch insects in midair and eat bugs from spider webs.

These amazing little birds weighing only 0.1 oz can fledge in summer and migrate thousands of miles for winter.
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