A Sap Story

When hummingbirds make their massive Springtime migration from Central America to the forests of Canada the earliest migrants time their arrival to the rising of the sap so they can raid Sap Sucker wells. The sap has the same sugar content as flower nectar and is available weeks before and flowers bloom. For a bird that weighs between 6-3 grams to fly over 7000km (4400 miles) is absolutely fascinating.The Sap Suckers wells and ant prey strategy is also quite brilliant. Nature never fails to captivate!

 

Clip from:A MOOSE NAMED MADELINE
Producer Writer Director: Camera Phil Savoie
AC: Doug Anderson, Tommy Clarke
Field Assisant: Dave White
Editor: Dave Pearce
Narrator: Richard E. Grant
Music: Malcomb Laws & Nainita Desai
Super 16 Kodak 7246 7279 7218 Fuji 8622 8692
Location: Canada

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