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Old 01-05-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default Hummingbird gathering nest material

Here's an unusual shot (so I have been told) of a hummer gathering cat-tail fluff for nest material
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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Beautiful! Just beautiful!
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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That is interesting. Usually they use moss or lichen and hold it all together with spider webs. I bet if they're taking cat tail fluff they might take the lint from our dryers. I've never seen one take cat tail fluff before until you posted that photo.
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Great photo!

Does anyone know what other types of "fluff" that hummingbirds use? How about the fluff from willows and cottonwoods (Populus species)?
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I looked this up after he posted the photo. Lichen and moss were listed but so were fluff materials and dryer lint was one of them. Then there was dandelion fluff, willow fluff, leaf hairs, and a few other fluff materials. The cottonwoods have fluff. Hummers that use fluff might use it. The hummingbirds that nest in my area don't use the fluff materials.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:25 PM   #6
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I looked this up after he posted the photo. Lichen and moss were listed but so were fluff materials and dryer lint was one of them. Then there was dandelion fluff, willow fluff, leaf hairs, and a few other fluff materials. The cottonwoods have fluff. Hummers that use fluff might use it. The hummingbirds that nest in my area don't use the fluff materials.
awww, that's so sad - the poor little hummingbirds should have a soft little bed. . .
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #7
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Wow! That's a stunning photo!
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:08 PM   #8
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Dave, what a cool photo! Thanks
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:32 AM   #9
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Amazing photo, Dave
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:11 AM   #10
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What a cool picture!
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