Friday, August 7, 2009

A different buzzing

Yesterday it was the buzz of airplanes, today the buzz of hummingbird wings. The hummingbird can beat its wings up to 80 times per second in forward flight. It can also fly vertically and backwards. I moved the hummingbird feeder recently and there has been a lot of activity around it. Perhaps it is just that the feeder is easier to view in its new location. It is truly amazing the way these birds maneuver and hover about the feeder. Note also the tongue action as she gets ready to feed.

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