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Friday, October 4, 2013

HUMMINGBIRD HOEDOWN HAPPENING AT (KATES CABIN BIRD SANCTUARY IN TEXAS PHOTO BLOG)



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On this day, for the hummingbirds I put on my "mopping music" which is a country western station. They really seemed to enjoy it as they were feeder hopping and bee dodging! They have quite an obstacle course just to eat. A song by Miley Cyrus came on: "Hoedown Throwdown" and the birds seemed to be square dancing and hip-hopping all around the feeders! Of course, I captured it for You in the following 5 new photostudy albums! Turn the music up as You view the slideshows-Be part of this Hummingbird Hoedown Happening!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird

Hummingbird

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which sometimes sounds like bees or other insects. To conserve energy while they sleep or when food is scarce, they have the ability to go into a hibernation-like state (torpor) where their metabolic rate is slowed to 1/15th of its normal rate.[1] When the nights get colder, their body temperature can drop significantly and thus slow down their heart and breathing rate, thus burning much less energy overnight. As the day heats back up, the hummingbirds' body temperature will come back up and they resume their normal activity.[2] They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph);[3] they are also the only group of birds with the ability to fly backwards.[4]Individuals from some species of hummingbirds weigh less than a penny.
Hummingbird
Female Black-chinned Hummingbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Subclass:Neornithes
Infraclass:Neognathae
(unranked):Cypselomorphae
Order:Apodiformes
Family:Trochilidae
Vigors, 1825
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Description
Calliope Hummingbird / Stellula calliope - female feeding two chicks
Date
Sourceself-made / http://www.pbase.com/wwcsig/image/86468128
AuthorWolfgang WanderPapa Lima Whiskey (edit)

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*****Your photostudies are now located in my G+Photo Albums (with slide show option). Tonight, there are 5 new albums (9-15 and 9-16), and below are the 5 links! Click on the link to go to the photostudy:

link1:
https://plus.google.com/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/5930706774665334993






link 2:
https://plus.google.com/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/5930709078841774705






link 3:
https://plus.google.com/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/5930711430579825681







link 4:
https://plus.google.com/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/5930965680285904961



link 5:
https://plus.google.com/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/5930968509604607169





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_bee

Honey bee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial,colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies,[1] though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees.
Honey bees
Temporal range: Oligocene–Recent
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European honey bee carrying nectar back to the hive, with pollen attached
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Apidae
Subfamily:Apinae
Tribe:Apini
Latreille, 1802
Genus:Apis
Linnaeus1758
See above link for complete article.

*New feature in Google Search Index:
  1. In-depth articles
  2. The Secret Life of Bees

    Smithsonian - 
    Feb 2012
    In his right hand, Seeley held a branch with a lapel microphone taped to the end. He was recording the honeybee swarm huddling inches away on a board nailed to the top of ...
  3. Apis mellifera

    Nature - 
    Oct 2006
    Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Overall project leadership:, George M. Weinstock1,2, Gene E. Robinson7,9,13,14, Principal ...
  4. The Plight of the Honeybee

    National Geographic News - 
    May 2013
    The European Union (EU) has announced that it will ban, for two years, the use of neonicotinoids, the much-maligned pesticide group often fingered inhoneybee declines.

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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time!
(Soon they will be gone, so enjoy today!)

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