In case you haven't guessed, I decided to re-post these pics, with a little added tweak- hope you like it. (hover over images)
Hi everyone, here is my new friend Peetree! He's so cute- now if i could only get him to eat out of my hand, which is my next project- wish me luck. Enjoy!
I'm about ready to just camp out so I can get some really good shots- wish I had a better camera!
Hummingbirds are unique birds found only in the Western Hemisphere.
They can fly forwards, backwards,up, down, sideways and even upside down briefly, at speeds up to 25-30 miles an hour...but they can't walk.
They take up to 250 breaths a minute.
Hummingbirds can go into a state of torpora state of suspended physical powers and activities or dormancy, as of a hibernating animal
They consume half their weight in sugar a day.
They eat small insects for protein.
Hummingbirds don't flap their wings, they rotate them. When hummingbirds fly, they move their wings in an oval pattern, except when they are hovering. When they are hovering they will move their wings in a figure-eight motion.
Hummingbirds are missing a few parts that other birds and mammals have. These include a bladder, a gall bladder, a penis in the males, and a right ovary in the females.
Click for Hummingbird Anatomy
2. Put out some banana peels, or apples, to attract small insects- close to their feeder.
3. Clean feeders weekly- watch out for that mold.
4. Make sure their feeder has an umbrella to keep the rain from diluting it.
5. Secure the feeders from harsh winter winds.
6. Keep feeders near a source of cover- those damn hawks!
7. Feeders should have a light above them that will keep them from freezing. Check out this blog for directions.