📸 “Some Days I don’t know if I’m coming or Going!” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 18
❓Did you know when hummingbirds stroke their wings they do so in a forward and backward, pivoting up to 180 degrees at the shoulder to rotate the wing making a figure 8? This generates “lift” on both forward and backward motions and helps keep them stay aloft and hover.
📸” “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” – William Shakespeare” – 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 16
❓Did you know at night, hummingbirds slow down their metabolism by going into torpor, which is similar to hibernation? This deep sleep that they go into helps keep their energy levels from dropping to dangerous levels.
Another photo of one of the hummingbirds in Dad’s yard. Perched on a very dead dogwood tree that needs to be taken down, this little guy and his friends use this tree as part of their runway to and from Dad’s hummingbird feeder. I think we’ll leave the dead tree alone for now!
❓Did you know an average hummingbird’s heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute? In comparison, a human’s average heart rate is only 60 to 100 beats per minute at rest.
Field Notes: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm Focal Length: 400mm Shutter Speed 1/4000 Aperture: f5.6 ISO: 1250 Time of Day: 5:00p.m.
📸”A View Through Dad’s Window – Dad’s Hummingbirds”
Today I’m sharing with you a different view of these sweet garden fairies. It’s a view from my 93-year-old Dad’s window. This feeder has been hanging outside his window in easy view of his chair for about 3 years. And, like our yard, the Hummingbirds have been extremely active this year keeping him quite entertained throughout the day!
❓Did you know there are more than 325 unique hummingbird species in the world an only 8 species regularly breed in the United States?
Field Notes: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm Focal Length: 275mm Shutter Speed 1/500 Aperture: f5.6 ISO: 1250 Time of Day: 3:09p.m.
📸”Excuse Me, But I was Here First!”- 30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 12
❓Did you know studies show that as a species the Hummingbird has the largest brain size of all birds in comparison to their overall body size? Additional studies have proven them to be very intelligent and to have excellent memories.
Field Notes: Camera: Canon EOS 6D Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm Focal Length: 400mm Shutter Speed 1/1600 Aperture: f6.3 ISO: 1250 Time of Day: 12:44p.m.