Lunch at the honeysuckle cafe

Here’s a hummingbird as it worked its way through lunch. Hummers are fascinating birds. Their wings move in a figure eight motion which allows them to move forward, backward, sideways, up and down. They can even fly upside down for short distances.

Hummingbirds have a heart rate that can be as high as 1,250 beats per minute while they fly and forage. At rest it can slow to 250 beats per minute. To conserve their energy reserves they can lower their body temperature to 55 degrees F (13C) and their heartcan slow down to 50 beats per minute.

9 thoughts on “Lunch at the honeysuckle cafe”

  1. These are great shots. Whenever I see a hummingbird they move so fast. That makes it difficult for me to get a clear shot.

  2. We saw a hummingbird at Rainbow Springs last week. Our daughter in Colorado has feeders hung from her deck so she sees lots of them. You did a great job photographing this one…not easy. How do you know so much about them?

  3. Terrific, Kay. I hear it is hard getting photos of hummingbirds because they move so fast. I have never tried it.

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