They are among the smallest of birds, and include the smallest extant bird species, the Bee Hummingbirds. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h, 34 mi/h).
One day I noticed this tiny fluttering in my butterfly bushes!! I was so surprised...oh wow!! a hummingbird !!! I hurried out to get the feeders, I bought 8 feeders , now that is enthusiastic!! lol, then I bought the nectar yup you got it, 8 bottles !!! Plus the powder mix & 3 bags of sugar, as my neighbors said, oh mix sugar water for them, they need that energy.Thus my sugar babies. What is interesting...those little buggers know us!! they flutter … more
I didn't expect the hummingbirds 2 yrs ago, it was cold outside...I was weeding,planting etc. Suddenly.I heard this buzzing around me...I thought it was a bee lol, I jumped ,screamed & batted the bee I thought; lol it was my female hummingbird ,she just returned & was loving me, saying hello, and I thought it was a bee. :( Poor baby , I batted her way way up & over the house lol,sad but true...needless to say,she never … more