Hummingbirds, What a Fascinating Bird
July 25, 2017 10:53am CST
Hummingbirds fascinate me. They are such beautiful little birds. They have so many unusual facets about them that you can't help but be amazing by this tiny, quick little bird. Did you know that hummingbirds cannot hop or walk on their tiny feet? Amazing isn't it? They can however use them to itch and groom themselves. Hummingbirds eat about half of their weight in nectar, bugs, juice from fruits and tree sap each and every day. I don't know why I thought they only took in nectar. Have you ever wondered why you cannot see the wings flapping? I have. It's because they flap their wings so rapidly. They can get up to 200 flaps per minute. Imagine that. This fascinating little bird is the tiniest bird around. I can't help but enjoy them each time I see one hanging around my flowers.
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@HazySue yes, they are amazing, my friend. Those little creatures. Did you know that the tiniest bird in the entire earth is the bee hummingbird!? It weighs around 1.9 grams to 2.6 grams and are about 5.5 to 6 cm in length. Amazing, isn't it? How fascinating for a little thing as beautiful and magnificent as a little hummingbird. I like them so much! @(*_*)@
• Petaluma, California
@HazySue LOL -- I tend to think they know. Mom and I sometimes sit on the back deck, and they buzz around our heads -- I've even had them hover inches from my nose and look me in the eye as if to say: "Hey! Did you notice the feeder's half empty?" They've hovered by the window while I've been at the kitchen sink and given me similar looks.
• United States
I love this wonderful little creature. You reminded me that we haven't set our our feeder this year. I'll have to get my husband to find the garden hook and get it set up in the yard today. He can also get the feeder out and fill it and put it in place.