Good News: More hummers came in today. I call it the second wave! The joint is really jumping now. They are whistling, clicking and zipping through the air. Your photostudy tonight is "totally hummingbirds" If You do not like the little mini helicopters, skip this post as it is total bird! These tiny jewels are incredibly agile and have been studied and documented by: Doug Altshuler. (See info section below for link to 5 minute clip). Thinking of jewels, the star of tonight's photostudy is a juvenile just beginning to get his "rubies". The ruby red throat feathers are called: gorget feathers.
Delight in the night and Enjoy!
I located the following in Google Search:
Here is the link to see this 5 minute clip from Nature (on PBS):
Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air
Video: Incredible Agility
Aerodynamics of flight
Aerodynamics of flight[edit source | edit]
Metabolism[edit source | edit]
Migration[edit source | edit]
Feeders and artificial nectar[edit source | edit]
Wing structure and colors[edit source | edit]
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Thank You, my friends, for all the +1s and comments and love for the little hummingbirds. (I am trying to bring You the complete migration (!), at least one month to go). With the new arrivals, there has been a shift in power. The bees no longer rule! More birds get together and click the bees away from the feeders! From the Back Door at Kates Cabin To You: Hello!
Closing Bonus: Elvis, the King!