Astonishing moment a hovering hummingbird drinks nectar from a birdwatcher’s hand
- Michael Leggett filmed the bird drinking nectar from a feeder he was holding
- It was filmed in New Brunswick, Canada, after two attempts previously failed
- The bird hovered, pecked at the nectar and made characteristic humming noise
A Canadian man managed to catch footage of a ruby-throated hummingbird as it drank nectar from a bird feeder in his hand.
The special moment was filmed in New Brunswick, Canada, on August 6 after his two previous attempts to attract the bird were unsuccessful.
Michael Leggett said: ‘It took patience, a steady hand and body so they felt safe enough to trust me.’
A Canadian man caught the moment a ruby-throated hummingbird drank nectar from a bird feeder in his hand in New Brunswick
The bird was attracted to the nectar and hovered above the container while its wings flapped and made its characteristic humming noise
The man holding a red bird feeder with nectar spread on top, stretches his arm over the balcony and attracts the attention of a ruby-throated hummingbird.
The bird is attracted to the nectar and hovers above the container while its wings flap and make its characteristic humming noise.
It buries its beak into the container multiple times while keeping a close eye on its surroundings by constantly turning its head left and right.
It buried its beak into the container multiple times while keeping a close eye on its surroundings by constantly turning its head left and right
The bird is is the only hummingbird species to live in North America and usually feeds on flowers, nectar and sap
After one last peck the hummingbird finally flies away and the humming can no longer be heard.
The ruby-throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird species to live in North America and are so quick they can beat their wings 53 times in one second.
They usually feed on flowers, nectar and sap.