Just a fascinating article on how hummingbirds see colors.
ScienceAlert: Hummingbirds Can See Colours We Can’t Even Imagine, Experiment Reveals.https://t.co/p5vof6Wcaf
— The Best Nest of GA (@TheBestNest_GA) June 16, 2020
Great video of a couple of hawk moths. These are not actually hummingbirds they are part of the Sphingidae family of moths. Also called sphinx moths.
These moths actually fly like hummingbirds having the same type of flight abilities. Although not as fast as hummingbirds for an insect they are relatively fast reaching a top speed of 12Mph!
Thanks to @HortErotica for this video of two of them on a plant.
— HortErotica (@HortErotica) October 23, 2016
It’s Hummingbird season again. Below is one of the many hummingbird migration maps you can use to keep track of the rub-throated hummingbird.
It will not be too long before the Atlanta area Ruby-throated hummingbirds begin their migration.
Customers are reporting a large uptick in the number of hummingbirds at their feeders each day. The same rise in volume of birds happen each year at this same time. By August and through September this NE Georgia area experiences it’s greatest number of these beautiful birds.
The reason appears to be that A: We have our normal birds here + B: All of their baby hummingbirds are here + C: We have the northern migrating birds here as well.