Feb 25, 2024
Feb 25, 2024
The smallest of the avian species, the hummingbird is an incredible flying machine that can tantalize and mesmerize anyone who has watched this bird sipping nectar from a flower whilst continuing to flap its wings at an awesome speed of approximately 50 beats per second! Phew…it took me more than a second just to type this word!
Back in our backyard, M is once again taking a sip from her private hummingbird feeder. Once she is full, M flies rapidly to a perch in the thickets of a nearby bush which has become her vantage point. Then in a short while she returns back to the feeder and has another go at it. Yummy…that sugar solution is delicious and now I can be hyper! If you watch carefully, you can see her flitting her tongue in the air once in a while, as though she is smacking her lips in satisfaction. Then it is time to quickly dart back into the bush again. This pattern becomes quite repetitive, but the rhythm is soon broken by the intrusion of another female ruby throated hummingbird.
Hmm…whatever happened to the male ruby throated hummer with his elegant dazzling red colored neck, whom we spotted a few weeks ago? Where could he have disappeared? Probably M drove him crazy a long time back…..
More by : Subra Narayan
|Love the pictures of the bird, you can see the green sheen on the feathers!
The pictures are sharp and the wings almost seem to be in motion.
Besides that the article is also interesting. I guess, you have a new fan!
|Nicely done. I like the last picture a lot.
|Subra, Nice write-up and pictures.
|Nice story too!
|Neat pictures Subra.