July 1, 2014
Hummingbirds are amazing. Thanks to rapid wing flapping (typically 50 beats per second or more) they can hover in mid-air, move backwards, and even upside-down. As a result, their incredibly high metabolism makes them constantly hours away from starvation, so they must feed on nectar hundreds of times per day for energy. Help out these remarkable birds by maintaining your own hummingbird feeders!
—photo by Justin Raymond
February 28, 2014
"Even on the bitterest cold days, I keep at the feeders for the pure delight of chickadee wings rushing past as the hardy winter resident lands on the sunflower feeder a foot away." Read Environmental Education Intern Sarah Gamble’s latest blog here: http://shaverscreek.org/blog/the-birds-i-watch/
—photo by Kaitlin Pope