My favourite bird & the love we share
Hi, It's nice to see you again ... I'm not only a huge animal lover, but I also join them for hibernation. Yes, we pass the winter in a sleeping (okay not completely sleepy ) but in an inactive condition, Oh and we put on some heavy winter coats. Wonder why you haven't seen me as often? That's my excuse. If I were an animal, I definitely would've been some hummingbird. My conclusion is not simply base on the fact that it's my favourite bird, or because it joins me in hibernation, but also because of the love we share for spring and it's flowers.
- Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds in the world.
- Hummingbirds can flash their bright colors, as well as hide them when needed.
- The bright radiant color on hummingbirds comes from iridescent coloring like on a soap bubble or prism.
- A Gorget is the bright flashing colored feathers of the hummingbird's neck.
- Hummingbirds are very smart and they can remember every flower they have been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.
- Hummingbirds can hear better than humans
- Hummingbirds can see farther than humans.
- Hummingbirds can see ultraviolet light.
- Hummingbirds have little to no sense of smell.
- A hummingbird's metabolism is roughly 100 times that of an elephant.
- Hummingbirds have very weak feet and can barely walk. They prefer to fly.
- A hummingbird can weigh anywhere between 2 and 20 grams - a penny weighs 2,5 gram
- Female hummingbirds are usually larger than male hummingbirds.
- Male hummingbirds do not help raise the young.
- Female hummingbirds do all the nest building.
- A hummingbird baby is generally smaller than a penny.
- Hummingbirds can live for more than 10 years.
- A hummingbird wings will beat about 70 times per second.
- Hummingbird's wings will beat up to 200 times per second when diving.
- Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly both forward and backward.
- A hummingbird will visit an average of 1,000 flowers per day for nectar.
- Hummingbirds eat small soft bugs for protein.
- Hummingbirds enter torpor to conserve energy.
- During torpor, a hummingbird can lower the body temperature to as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When hummingbirds go into torpor, they will appear as if they are dead and have occasionally been found to be hanging upside-down.
- It can take up to an hour for a hummingbird to fully recover from torpor.
- Torpor can be fatal to a weak hummingbird.
- There are more than 300 types or species of hummingbirds.
- Most of the types or species of hummingbirds are found in South America.
- The smallest hummingbird is the Bee Hummingbird.
- The largest hummingbird is the Giant Hummingbird.
- A hummingbird's favorite color is red
- Hummingbirds like tubular types of flowers the most.
- Hummingbirds get their name from the humming sound produced by their wings when flying.
Source: world of hummingbirds .com
In spring every part of nature looks beautiful, the flowers bloom, and the birds sing, the nights is comfortable, and the air is fresh. Spring is neither too hot nor too cold.
Spring bring us hope, hope of new life, healing and a new creation. With spring God is putting off the old and replacing it with the new, it's like making everything young again.
You can comfortably walk outside and smell the flowers beginning to flourish in a happy, peaceful environment. We can learn so much by nature and about God's caring hand in our lives. I love flowers, the fragrance, the colors, the patterns...and so does hummingbirds. For me, it provides instant happiness and for them in provide food and comfort.
Spring equals flowers. Flowers are words, words of love and kindness that even birds understand.
What's your favourite season or bird, and why?