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On first-name basis with visiting hummingbirds

The feathers on the throats of male ruby-throated hummingbirds aren’t actually red, but they can refract light in red wavelengths and seem to glow from within.
The feathers on the throats of male ruby-throated hummingbirds aren’t actually red, but they can refract light in red wavelengths and seem to glow from within.
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Summer is here and I find myself filled with great optimism. The flowers are blooming, the grass is lush and thick and wonderfully suited to barefoot walking, and my good friend Bert is back in town. I have come to know Bert as a brassy little competitor who seems to tolerate my presence with a sort of friendly indifference, but he will selfishly defend anything he sees as his own from just about anyone. Did ...


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tgeorge12345
July 4, 2013
8:18 a.m.

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I love the hummingbird who comes to my feeder and I never thought to name him but I will make him a relative of your bird and call him Alphonse. Al for short. So now my cars have names and so will my birds

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