Sunday, July 31, 2011

Little Friends

It is the last day of July and I am finally getting to my July post. Yes, this is how far I have fallen in the blogging world; a single post each month is my goal. Now I would love to exceed that goal, but I make no promises to myself or anyone else.

This last Spring for one of my classes I had to give an informative speech on a subject that I researched. My choice was hummingbirds and I am so glad that I chose to study and learn about that little bird, because they have added to our summer.

After researching them I decided to put out a couple feeders and to see what happened. We now have a male and female that fight on a regular basis for the sugar water that hangs outside our doors.

Black-Chinned Hummingbird male enjoying a little sweet drink. He is so shy that I haven't been able to get any other close pictures of him.

The little female deciding whether this is good food or not. Hummers are always on the look out for food, because they burn an average of 10,000 calories a day. Some burn more and some less depending on their size and weight. Because they are always on the look out for food, it makes them quite curious and fun to watch zipping around.

Enjoying God's Creation,



Anonymous said...

Oh, Sweetie, how much fun to read your blog. I think hummingbirds are one of Father's most interesting creatures. Do you remember our story of one hitting the window and daddy being it's protector. It tried to fly off, wasn't quite ready and came and sat on daddy's hand until it was able to make it. I think we have some pictures of them. I love you, Mom

lil said...

Great blog!! So glad you can incorporate what you've done at school with some photos and experiments of your own!!

Naomi said...

@ Mom G. It is fun using some of what I have learned at school. I really enjoyed learning about these little flyers.

@ Mom ~ I do remember that story. It would be pretty cool to hold a hummer. It must have felt like it weighed nothing at all.