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53 Beats

A ruby-throated hummingbird can flap its wings at about 53 beats per second, which makes photographing them a bit of a challenge, even at very high shutter speeds.  74 more words


September Hummingbirds

I watched for them all summer. I heard the hum of their wings as they hurried from one flower to another. They out-paced my camera until the second Sunday in September. 148 more words


Ruby-throated hummingbird and Gray-cheeked Thrush at Las Brisas

The latest expedition to Las Brisas in Limón Province brought a plethora of birds. Core species again were the three migrants, Bay-breasted Warbler, Swainson’s Thrush and Red-eyed Vireo… 260 more words

Expeditions And Counts

early morning

A flock of small birds
speeds south
high above tree tops

Early morning sun shivers
behind gray clouds
creeping across the sky

Next to the radiator… 169 more words

Spiritual Formation

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

“While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.”  Matt Bevin 32 more words

Hummingbird Banding Xtravaganza

“The hummingbird competes with the stillness of the air.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa

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What's Up?

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Last week I wrote about some hummingbirds that visit my feeders and briefly described some of their activities. One of them was well illustrated via photographs. 183 more words