What do the other photos look like that were not good enough to post? From looking at the first two photos it looks like the piece hanging is from the outside of the beak, almost like the fibers on a branch that was snapped. If it is infact fibers I bet there was a chance that the broken beak might have been hanging from it for some time, who knows. If that was the tongue I don't think she would be around today.I walked across street to Sister's & took pix of her hummer that she tought had something stuck to her beak. It appears to me that it has been damaged. To me, it looks like her bottom beak is broken, maybe splintered, & if not part of her beak that is now dead, might also have something stuck to it. The top is obviously longer the the bottom. Give me your thoughts & if Connie, Nancy or Kevin sees this, if the beak is damaged, should I contact someone/anything that can be done? She is nice & fat & Sister says she does drink. This is the Hummer I posted about before that sat overnight on her feeder & she wondered if anything was wrong but didn't notice this then so that is why I think something might be stuck to it. I took about 7 pictures but these were the best.
Even if the tongue could not go back into the mouth all the way, that piece is way too long for that to be the reason.
Hopefully she will be fine and that fiber will fall off and the beak will grow back as mentioned above. Any chance of getting more photos and cropping them so that the beak is posted at 100%?
USDA Zone 6