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Hummingbird in the Rain

Rain and more rain over the weekend. But the birds do not seem to mind at all. I watched this tiny hummingbird on my deck feeder. I was finally able to get a decent photo of him sitting on the little perch taking a break.

This one is called a Ruby-throated hummingbird. The males have a red throat. 

Hummingbirds can fit in your hand, they are so tiny. Always look forward to seeing these magical and entertaining birds each year. Amazing how they go on their annual migration and return to the same feeders year after year.

Here is one of many fun hummingbird facts. A hummingbird’s wings beat between 50 and 200 flaps per second depending on the direction of flight, the purpose of their flight and the surrounding air conditions. Now that is fast. Stop and think about that for a minute. 200 flaps per second!


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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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    • I did post a nature quiz yesterday with just a few questions. It has been awhile since I created one and have had problems in the past. It was sort of a test. It seems to have turned out ok so I will do more. Thanks for the suggestion.

  1. Wow you were indeed lucky to catch this picture of this tiny little bird. And on top of that, you already have hummingbirds in your back or front yard. Here, they are not around yet even though we are in May atthough we have several robins flying around although no cadinals or blujays . But the weather is slowly getting warmer with 20 degrees centigrades today. At least the nights are still cool enough to sleep comfortably.

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