Posts Tagged ‘rescued’

Cloudy Morning

Thursday, February 6th, 2014.  Today’s pictures taken during morning clouds with a little sun peeking through.  The twin hummingbirds, Ana and Pavan are eating more and more on their own.  A little begging for me to feed them still goes today.  They are progressing and maturing as they should.



Afternoon Stills of the Twins

February 5th, 2014


Note Cards

"Swifts Totem"

"Swifts Totem"

Pastel drawing on paper.  These two White Throat Swifts were rescued and cared for until ready to be released.  These birds feed very specifically only catching their food, bugs, in flight.  They do not perch on branches but cling to a surface with short legged talon like feet.  Hummingbirds and Swift are related in terms of their leg and foot anatomy.  Hummingbirds can perch but they do not walk on their feet and Swifts do not walk on their feet. When rehabilitating a Swift before release into the wild the only way to feed them is hand feeding.  They will not take food from a dish like a Swallow will.