Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds

Hummingbird picture in public domain +Pixabay 
Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds, and are only found in North, Central, and South America. There are several varieties, and colors depending on region, and mostly I have only seen the green ones, with either pink or red bands around their throats. They actually make a little chirping type sound when they are "talking" to each other. Another thing that makes them so interesting to watch is that they fly into an area quickly and can also fly backwards all the time flapping their wings about 20-70 times per second. They fly faster than some people drive; about 45 miles per hour.

Hummingbirds are beautiful to watch and many people have hummingbird feeders in their gardens. I have been trying to capture a picture of one for a long time, but the picture usually gets blurred because of the high rate of the wings flapping.

If you've never seen one you are truly missing out. And if you have seen one, you know how special they are. What other bird have you ever seen that can flap it's wings about 70 times a second, fly backwards, or fly around the neighborhood at 45 miles an hour?

If you know someone who likes hummingbirds: Hummingbird Gifts
Ideas to make an hummingbird themed kitchen here: Hummingbird themed kitchen

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