At the home of our Petrolia friends, word must be out among the hummingbirds to enjoy a good nectar meal provided by several feeders set out on their porch. Before I noticed the birds, I heard their sound - much like buzzing bees. I was startled to see so many of these tiny birds darting from one feeder to the next creating this humming noise with their wings. I read that they flap their wings about 80 times per second. This is how and why they were named, the hummingbird...
Other facts about the hummingbird are:
- they can fly right, left, up, down, backwards and upside down
- hover - it looks like the bird is stationary but their little wings are moving so fast, you
cannot see them
- their bill is long and tapered to obtain nectar from the center of a long, tubular flower
- their feet used for perching only
- symbolic of love and joy
I mentioned just a few facts about the hummingbird. I hope you will watch this video that actually shows a hummingbird in slow motion in flight and gives you more information about this fascinating bird. It makes a person realize how amazing this little creature of God is. Click on this link at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPRswRWZ23Q
My next post will be in two weeks on Monday, June 19th. Come! Visit me at The Turn-Up Patch....