Magical Hummingbirds

Are you stressed out?

This video of hummingbirds will put a smile on your face and lower your blood pressure.

One hummingbird is so tame, it sits on a man’s head. Another is given a bath under the faucet!

(I suggest you lower the volume before you click on the video. I found the accompanying “music” quite annoying.)

Did you know that hummingbirds are native to the Americas?

I also didn’t know that hummingbirds have long lifespans for organisms with such rapid metabolisms.

Although many hummingbirds die during their first year of life, especially in the vulnerable period between hatching and fledging, those that survive may occasionally live a decade or more. Among the better-known North American species, the average lifespan is 3 to 5 years. The longest recorded lifespan of a hummingbird in the wild is a female broad-tailed hummingbird that lived for at least 12 years.

Here’s bonus video that I’d posted before, but I never get tired of watching it.

H/t Shireen

~Eowyn

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Hawkmoon
Hawkmoon
1 year ago

Beautiful birds. Thanks for the video.

Alma
Alma
1 year ago

GOD, You are so great! Thanks.

TrailDust
Admin
1 year ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn. Every time I encounter a hummingbird I can’t help but feel blessed.

Carl R Hassell
Carl R Hassell
1 year ago

We have a feeder on our deck under the eave. I keep it clean & stocked with fresh nectar. 3 of them hang out all yearlong, even in the very cold & rainy northern Ca. winter. They are a delight, we also have several tribes of birds that come in all year long to feast on the seed assortment we have on a table in the yard.

CalGirl
CalGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Carl R Hassell

Excellent, Carl! I could clearly picture your yard & delightful birds. We have feeders in a front, side yard, just off a front porch/near a domed, iron grape arbor/small outdoor dining area. Beside, I installed a small lotus recirculating fountain. I can see it out my living room window, or if I’m using the arbor to dine, or sitting on my front porch swing. We delight in the Hummingbirds that come to drink or use my garden blooms, in addition to other bathing birds & drinking honeybees (PS…I’ve NEVER been stung in over a decade of providing water for this… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
Jackie Puppet
1 year ago

I’m so jealous! I feed dozens of birds, but haven’t seen hummingbirds yet. I like the one hummingbird trying to feed through the orange hat’s ventilation holes.

DCG
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DCG
1 year ago

I’ve only seen one hummingbird since I’ve been here in OK. Use to see them frequently in eastern WA at my dad’s place. Maybe I’ll try a feeder for them this year.