A color plate illustration from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (1899), showing a variety of hummingbirds.
As in the real World, the 'pace' has picked up around the grounds of the Bird Sanctuary. Out there, You can only feel it. But in here, in this Spring Paradise, You can see it. You can hear it, touch it, taste it, and smell it! This early morning, I heard it! Click, click. In an instant I knew that a hummingbird had arrived! When I saw him, I was overwhelmed; it was Elvis, my favorite one! He made it back again, after a very long journey.
Sharing the great moment of first light this morning:
|Female Black-chinned Hummingbird|
Aerodynamics of flight
Superficially similar birds
Sonation during display dives
Of course, one more great performance:
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