Hummingbirds

August 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

“Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower I fly joyfully through my days,

seeing beauty in everything”

Amerethyst Wydfyre

     I find the little hummingbird to be a remarkable creature. Every year, I wait patiently for the Ruby Throated Humming bird to make an appearance (Well, to be more accurate, I wait impatiently).  For me, the return of the little bird means that summer has finally arrived after one of our long Michigan winters. 

    The Ruby Red-Throated Hummingbird in no bigger than 3 ½ inches but can fly backwards as well as straight up and down which I find incredible amazing. Not to mention, that the little tiny bird can fly up to 34 miles an hour. 

     I can always view these little birds zooming all around my porch as they steal nectar from my feeders. I can hear their twittering little squeaks as they fly around.  The squeaks are like a high chatter which tells me they are around. 

    So, the next time something zooms past, take a second look, the creature may not be a large insect but a tiny little bird welcoming the warm weather back to Michigan. 

 


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