Hummingbirds, What a Fascinating Bird

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@HazySue (21280)
United States
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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@marguicha (94358)
• Chile
25 Jul
They are beautiful! Sometimes I see one that comes near my kitchen window where there are fuchsias.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
I have always been outside when I see them. They seem to like my Mexican Petunias.
• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jul
They are beautiful and amazing, I hope to one day see one up close.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
We see them every now and then. It is so entertaining to watch them up close. They are so pretty.
@shikharava (1852)
25 Jul
Also, they are the only birds that can fly backwards. And take food while flying or hovering from a flower to flower. Scientists says that they can have their food by the help of gravity or it would come out of their mouths. (*_*)/"!
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
Aren't they an amazing little bird. I love to watch them feeding.
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28 Jul
Bee humming bird.
@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! @(*_*)@
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
28 Jul
@shikharava They are truly unique.
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@JohnRoberts (56689)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jul
There is a feeder on the patio so I can watch the hummers come and go all day.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
It sounds like the perfect spot.
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@velvet53 (16489)
• Palisade, Colorado
26 Jul
I love watching them. They are so colorful and fast. I have had them come within inches of my face and that is awesome.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
As long as you don't move or make noise they will come close to you. They are something to see.
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@velvet53 (16489)
• Palisade, Colorado
29 Jul
@HazySue I love it when they come close. I just know that I don't want to have bright, inviting colors around my face.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
29 Jul
@velvet53 I like them close but like you not so close they land on my face.
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@xstitcher (11494)
• Petaluma, California
27 Jul
We have two hummingbird feeders outside our kitchen window. They are fun to watch -- and some Orioles visit our feeders, too.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
I wonder if they get as much pleasure out of watching us as we do watching them, or do they even know we are there.
@xstitcher (11494)
• Petaluma, California
27 Jul
@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.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
28 Jul
@xstitcher They are curious little birds.
@youless (91492)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Jul
I agree with you. The hummingbirds are also very elegant and small. They are amazing creatures. Unfortunately they are not available in my country. Perhaps I haven't seen them in my real life yet.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
It's too bad you haven't had the experience of watching a hummingbird hovering over a blossom and feeding. They are spectacular.
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@youless (91492)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Jul
@HazySue I know. I think these birds are just available in some places. It is just like pandas, you can also find them from my country
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
28 Jul
@youless I would love to see a panda up close.
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• United States
25 Jul
I photos of ours flapping and you can actually see them - you have to be fast with the camera. We had two this afternoon flying back and forth over the pool, - I think they wanted to swim LOL
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
You should have invited them in. Their rapid little wings might have given you a little whirlpool for a minute or two.
• United States
27 Jul
@HazySue Ruby makes enough rough water for us LOL!
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
28 Jul
• United States
26 Jul
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.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
They seem to love those little feeders. I have a red one shaped like a strawberry.
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• United States
29 Jul
@HazySue love those. Mine is just a red based one with a clear top. Still no action at the feeder since hubby put it up though.
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@Shavkat (62329)
• Philippines
26 Jul
I think it is nice to have some humming birds in the yard
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
It is nice. They are so entertaining to watch.
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@Shavkat (62329)
• Philippines
28 Jul
@HazySue I agree. The humming sounds will like a music to our ears.
@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Jul
Sadly we don't have them here. I have only ever seen them on t.v. . They are so beautiful!
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
That they are. It is amazing to watch them fly backwards for a short distance when leaving a flower.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Jul
@HazySue I would just sit and gawk
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@Tampa_girl7 (25679)
• United States
25 Jul
We have them in abundance here
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
Don't you just love watching them?
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@Tampa_girl7 (25679)
• United States
27 Jul
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• Japan
27 Jul
They are really pretty and fascinating. They are called "bee-bird" (hachi-dori) in Japanese.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
That is exactly what they look like. What a great name.
@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul
Sadly, we don't get hummingbirds here - thanks for the info on them.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
That's too bad. There are a few here in my area. I would love to see more.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
26 Jul
I don't recal seeing hummingbirds in my garden. They are amazing.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
We would see them towards dusk when sitting out on a swing next to our garden.
@sallypup (27054)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Jul
God's poetry for sure.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
That is it exactly, they are poetry in motion.
@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
26 Jul
They are pretty amazing to see that is for sure.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
True, they are tiny, pretty, and always in motion.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
25 Jul
A fascinating creature the humming bird happens to be!! I was not aware of hummingbirds not being able to use their feet to walk.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
It was a surprise to me too. Apparently they are so tiny that they can't balance on them.
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@Tracy04 (10795)
• Malaysia
27 Jul
Interesting read!
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
Thanks, they are such tiny, busy little birds.
• United States
25 Jul
I adore them. Wish I had some here to watch out the window.
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@HazySue (21280)
• United States
27 Jul
To me they are little miracles.
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