Weekly Photo Challenge: Up ~ The Beating of a Hummingbird’s Wings

A flash of harmless lightning,
A mist of rainbow dyes,
The burnished sunbeams brightening
From flower to flower he flies.
~ John Banister Tabb ~

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A hummingbird’s wings beat between 50 and 200 flaps per second depending on the direction of flight and air conditions.  50 to 200 flaps to keep themselves…up.

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3 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Up ~ The Beating of a Hummingbird’s Wings

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  3. Kris says:

    How beautiful!
    I have a couple hummingbird feeders that are very popular, so popular that there was a heck of racket outside the bedroom window all morning. So, I moved them to outside the office window. But, we are getting so many bees and wasps on the feeders now the birds seem hesitant to get close enough to eat, and it’s even worse at the new location. The neighbors tell me it’s a seasonal thing. I’m hoping that the limon trees that are covered with flower buds will start attracting the insects away from the feeders, or something changes because I sure love watching the birds.

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