Hummingbirds are tiny, delicate birds that are only a few inches long and lay eggs the size of jelly beans; certain species are threatened.
Here are a few hints on how to spot them.
“Hummingbird eggs are about the size of jelly beans, and they’re small!” Please remember to inspect trees and shrubs for nests before trimming them.”
34 hummingbird species (or 10% of all hummingbird species) are classified as “critically endangered,” meaning they have a 50/50 probability of extinction in the next ten years.
It’s critical to keep a watch out for their small nests while pruning to ensure their survival.
According to The Hummingbird Project, the nests are normally built on a limb with a downward inclination and are frequently found on a branch hanging over rushing water or open space.
Their nests are made of spider webs, lichen, and plant detritus, making them incredibly fragile. Their nests are likewise well camouflaged by the lichen.
Hummingbirds flap their wings at a rate of 50-80 beats per second, making them a blur to the naked sight.
It’s typically because the footage has been slowed down or the hummingbird is landing if you observe a hummingbird’s wings flailing.
Their metabolism is as quick as their wings, and their weight fluctuates greatly throughout the day as they consume and expend energy.
Because of this, they ingest anything from half to eight times their body weight in sugar every day, and the average hummingbird feeds 5-8 times per hour, which means they spend a significant portion of their waking day feeding!
Their hearts can beat at speeds of up to 1200 beats per minute! When you compare that to the average human heart, which beats roughly 80 times per minute, it implies the hummingbird’s heart beats 20 times for every one of ours.