Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Amazing Hummingbird

Of all the species of bird, I find the Hummingbird to be the most fascinating. With the ability to flap there wings 90 times per second, they can hover in mid air, and even fly backwards.

Hummingbirds are tropical animals, but they migrate north every summer. It is believed that this started happening at the end of the last ice age. The ice melted and retreated, which left a good bit of standing water. After the ice age, the insect population exploded in the northern hemisphere, and the hummingbirds that flew north for the summer had a feast of previously unknown proportions.
Chances are you have hummingbirds in your area. To get a better chance to see these amazing creatures, just install a glass hummingbird feeder on your property. You will soon be up to your ears in hummingbirds.

1 comment:

Christopher Darrin Horn said...

I love those hummingbirds. We have them here a lot in the summer. They go to our glass feeders and to the fake flowers hung on our doorframe, LOL.