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August 23, 2016

Chick Pops in for a Quick Close-up

Here, the California Condor chick pops in for a quick look at the camera before taking a lap around the nesting cavity and exiting out the front entrance. The cave is looking smaller and smaller as the chick continues to grow. 

August 22, 2016

Great Blue Heron Caught on Feeder Cam

A Great Blue Heron spent part of its Monday morning wading in the pond of the Feeder Garden. You can observe it moving stealthily along the pond's edge in the backdrop of the bustling activity of the Cornell Feeder Watch Cam! 

August 22, 2016

Female Magnificent Takes a Long Drink, Shows Tongue

This female Magnificent Hummingbird stopped by the Perky-Pet® Feeder for a long drink. In between bouts of feeding, you can get a glimpse of its tiny tongue protruding from the beak. Recent research suggests that hummingbirds use their tongues as tiny pumps that allow the birds to quickly take-in nectar. Hummingbirds have flexible, grooved tongues that stay compressed when protruding from the bill in search of nectar. Once the tongue comes contact with a nectar source, the grooves expand and quickly load up with nectar that the bird can then lick up!