Monday, May 21, 2007


We have lots of hummingbirds here at Powderhorn. They are always fascinating to watch because they can move so fast and are unlike other birds in what they eat and how they fly. Did you know...

Hummingbirds only weigh about 1/10 of an ounce, about as much as a single penny.

They stay warm by eating and moving almost constantly.

A hummingbird's heart beats about 1,000 times per minute.

They fly 24 to 30 miles per hour and up to 60 miles per hour when defending food supplies or attracting mates.

And they eat about half their body weight each day to support their extreme metabolism.

Whew! Wish I had that kind of metabolism myself...

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