hummer

No snow now, but the Anna’s hummingbirds were guarding the feeder most of the time when it was cold, especially when I would thaw it. One especially cold hungry day, it dive bombed me when I went to wrap a warm towel around the feeder to warm it up. Fierce little birds!

But it also did the behavior pictured. I think it’s beak cleaning, but it sure looks like sharpening. Just like sharpening a knife.

a hummingbird doing beak care
a hummingbird doing beak care
hummingbird drawing the beak up the branch
drawing the beak up the branch
hummingbird grooming feathers on back
feather care too. I am not that limber.

clew lines

I am a day late for the clew prompt, but here are lines and rigging on the Lady Washington, in the Port Townsend boatyard getting her boat equivalent of a physical. Do square rigged sails have clews?

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https://www.historicalseaport.org/ships/lady-washington/