National Geographic : 1947 Aug
Hummingbirds in Action Confident Mr. Hummingbird Accepts Mary Fidelia's Finger for a Perch The young male ruby-throat belongs to a colony which has spent the last 20 summers on the grounds of the Laurence J. Webster home at Holderness, New Hampshire. Mr. Webster's granddaughter helps keep vials filled. o National Geographic Society nu(t(a nnu'(ll u.y l tIIl(U r.. (.ugcOiln Honey Water Lures Him On; Widespread Tail Means Either Bravery or Defiance The bird ignores Mary Lou Edgerton, the photographer's daughter, who stands motionless. High-speed photo graphic flash stops the action of the bird's wings, although they flutter about 55 times a second.