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Lucy Barnable

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 Lucy Barnable    5,393

A record 30 hummingbirds bathe together at one time during this morning’s wash!
You’d never know they will be harassing each other in five minutes’ time…

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 VeganJesus    15

Their like fairies. Elusive, beautiful, and kinda magical..

Bird Intelligence: The Hummingbird. They have tiny brains. But if you measureintelligence by the "encephalization quotient" of brain-to-body ratio, the hummingbirdis the most intelligent of all animals --including us!

Studies have shown that hummingbirds can remember every flower they’ve ever visited, including on migration routes. They can figure out how long to wait between visits so the flowers have time to generate more nectar. They can even recognize humans, and know which ones can be counted on to refill empty hummingbird feeders. 

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 Lucy Barnable    5,393
9 minutes ago, VeganJesus said:

Their like fairies. Elusive, beautiful, and kinda magical..

Bird Intelligence: The Hummingbird. They have tiny brains. But if you measureintelligence by the "encephalization quotient" of brain-to-body ratio, the hummingbirdis the most intelligent of all animals --including us!

Studies have shown that hummingbirds can remember every flower they’ve ever visited, including on migration routes. They can figure out how long to wait between visits so the flowers have time to generate more nectar. They can even recognize humans, and know which ones can be counted on to refill empty hummingbird feeders. 

Thanks, I didn't know they had such great memories!
The ones I feed do recognize me and have no fear but that's true of most all animals.
I think they can tell I don't eat meat so I'm not a threat to them. Maybe by sense of smell?
When their feeder is low they come right up and buzz me like "Okay, it's time for fresh food now".
But when I take it down they freak... they would follow me into the house if I didn't close the door. LOL

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 BubbitoBurrito    1,191

That's a cool video :) They are awesome little critters to be sure. When I went back down to Rockport recently there were a whole bunch of them. The city was actually handing out feeders and food to residents to keep them fed along their migration route. They come through that area on a yearly basis. I was really looking forward to seeing them this year as I have never witnessed such a spectacle. Then along came Harvey... Argh! Anyways, I was able to snap a few photos of the cute little buggers. Thanks for sharing the vid with us LB :D

https://imgur.com/a/tBtLq

https://imgur.com/a/EuRrv

https://imgur.com/a/2p1zE 

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 Lucy Barnable    5,393
19 hours ago, BubbitoBurrito said:

That's a cool video :) They are awesome little critters to be sure. When I went back down to Rockport recently there were a whole bunch of them. The city was actually handing out feeders and food to residents to keep them fed along their migration route. They come through that area on a yearly basis. I was really looking forward to seeing them this year as I have never witnessed such a spectacle. Then along came Harvey... Argh! Anyways, I was able to snap a few photos of the cute little buggers. Thanks for sharing the vid with us LB :D

https://imgur.com/a/tBtLq

https://imgur.com/a/EuRrv

https://imgur.com/a/2p1zE 

Those are lovely pictures, thanks!

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