Hummingbirds 1, Spiders 0….

yesterday I saw something I’d never seen before. I was crossing the street to see where all these chirping birds I heard were (whether in a big hedge or nearby tree) – and I saw a hummingbird zip out of nowhere. I watched him instead – and I saw something new – he was hovering by the hedge, where there were no flowers, at about head-height. He then spotted a spider web and hovered in front of it, carefully adjusting position, then sprang forward and ATE the spider! He took a couple extra stabs to obviously get whatever he might have missed but pretty wild – I never knew they ate spiders!

E. Fudd