Jerry Hall- Daily Record Columnist
I received a coffee-table- size book titled “Hummingbirds” for Christmas. It is by Nancy Newfield and is filled with great color photos of hummers. Here are a few interesting factoids I picked up from the book:
Hummingbirds clean their bill after eating nectar because the sticky syrup can seal the bill closed as it dries.
Frequent grooming is required to keep feathers in top condition, to remove worn feathers and to pick off external parasites such as tiny mites.