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August Bird Blog: A Charm of Hummingbirds

Michael A. LaCombe Sam C. Wainright This month we will not be talking about a squabble of gulls, a richness of swallows, a murder of crows, nor even a conspiracy of ravens. A mewing of catbirds, a plagiary of mockingbirds, and a sweetness of Yellow Warblers are all out of consideration in this month’s blog. We shall instead examine everybody’s favorite, the hummingbird, of which a flock is termed a charm. We have just one species of hummingbird in the east, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, whereas, in Central America, where our ruby-throats winter, over 300 species of hummingbird may be found. Photographing them is difficult. They move fast, zig-zag about a bank of nectar-laden flowers, and ar

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