Charlotte And Her Humming Bird Friends

Nothing Else Counts In This World!   

Charlotte Seems To Like Humming Birds, So....


Cheating at darts

Did You Know? - Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5?13 cm (3?5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12?90 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so. Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h, 34 mi/h). Hummingbirds are such good fliers that most of them are poor walkers and never walk farther than 2 inches (51 millimeters).

  
Pesky is as Pesky does

  
What can we do with this one???

Neat Pictures

Did You Know? - With the exception of insects, hummingbirds while in flight have the highest metabolism of all animals, a necessity in order to support the rapid beating of their wings. Their heart rate can reach as high as 1,260 beats per minute, a rate once measured in a Blue-throated Hummingbird.


Do NOT mess with a Hummingbird


Like a machine


Hummingbee??


Fantasy birds

Hummingbird Cartoons

Did You Know? - They also consume more than their own weight in nectar each day, and to do so they must visit hundreds of flowers daily. Hummingbirds are continuously hours away from starving to death, and are able to store just enough energy to survive overnight.

Hummingbirds are capable of slowing down their metabolism at night, or any other time food is not readily available. They enter a hibernation-like state known as torpor. During torpor, the heart rate and rate of breathing are both slowed dramatically (the heart rate to roughly 50?180 beats per minute), reducing the need for food.

Hummingbird Cartoons

Hummingbird Cartoons

Hummingbird Cartoons

Hummingbird Cartoons

Hummingbird Cartoons

Hummingbird Cartoons

Hummingbird Cartoons

Hummingbird Cartoons

 

Did You Know? - Hummingbirds have long lifespans for organisms with such rapid metabolisms. Though many die during their first year of life, especially in the vulnerable period between hatching and leaving the nest (fledging), those that survive may live a decade or more. Among the better-known North American species, the average lifespan is 3 to 5 years.