Thursday, June 14, 2012

7 Things You Might Not Know About Hummingbirds

You can see the red-throated hummigbird to the left of the feeder.
1. Hummingbirds remember every flower they've been to and know how long it will take each flower to refill with nectar.

2. Hummingbirds hear better than humans.

3. Hummingbirds have little to no sense of smell.

4. Hummingbirds can barely walk; they prefer to fly.

5. Females lay a clutch of two eggs.

6. 30% of a hummingbird's weight is comprised of flight muscles.

7. A hummingbird's wings can rotate in a full circle.

*All facts gleaned from


  1. Very cool! We're going to Hocking Hills soon and supposedly there's a place you can feed hummingbirds. I'm hoping we get to check it out!

  2. They are beautiful little birds, aren't they? I'm sure you'll see some.