"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Zip-a-Dee-Ay, my oh my what a wonderful day!
Something about the top photo makes me sing the Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah song! (For those of You too young to remember this song, I have included Wikimedia Info below). Temperature is a very strong factor in the Hummingbird Migration. The Hummers' main food source is insects. Flower nectar and sweet water are like appetizers. As the cold line comes down from the North, the insects fly South. The birds follow the food. As far as I can tell, the reason for migration is food. They use their bills like fishing poles and snatch the tiny insects out of the air! The insects feed on flowers. Insects do not fly and flowers do not bloom in frozen temperatures, so everybody heads South!
|Single by Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans|
|from the album Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah|
|B-side||"Flip and Nitty"|
|Writer(s)||Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert|
The photostudies are now located in my G+ Photo Album Gallery. This was a big photo op day! Below are the links to take You to these new albums:
I just found the Google Migration Maps in the Search Button. Below are a few of the listings:
More Sites from the Google Search Index:
(See Index for complete list)
Thanks to G+ Awesome Auto BackUp for creating the following 'quick clips' from these album pics!
Thank You for enjoying the Hummingbird Migration as it happened here on Rainbow Creek! Please revisit the albums at anytime to see again things you might have missed about the bird behavior. I created a great amount of 'field notes' (pics) while they were here. Please add your comments about your observations and thanks for the plus ones! By this coming Sunday, our Migration will be over at the Rainbow Creek Location. (sadly) If You have been viewing the migration with me, then You know how much activity has been happening with the hundreds of tiny birds! Remember 99 % of the people in the world have no idea about these birds!
Inform Them and Share the Joy!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!