No, it's not a 3.5 oz Canada Goose. This young male Ruby perched on the Zinnia after feeding from it and decide to do a cleaning right there. It's often times real easy to identify a young hummingbird by the location they perch. He sat there and stretched its neck to abnormal proportions to pick away at it's feathers and handsome himself up. It really is remarkable how elastic their neck is, but there's no other way it'd be able to clean in certain areas. Anything the feet can't reach, the neck will stretch and the bill will accommodate. He's learning that man behavior early in life - sitting at the dinner table and doing his cleaning.
Juvenile male Ruby-throat hummingbird. N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Early August 2018.
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