Tag : hummingbirds

A Praying Mantis Hunting Hummingbirds

With its instant reflexes, the praying mantis is one of only a few creatures known to successfully capture, and eat hummingbirds. We recently discovered this curious insect on one of our hummingbird feeders. So I found a camera and recorded…

September 20, 2016

Music Inspired by Hummingbirds

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August 25, 2016

Hummingbird Nests

Hummingbirds build nests from soft materials; such as hair, moss, cotton, etc. They often use spider webs to help hold things together. The above nest was discovered in a beech tree on our farm. And you can see that all…

September 15, 2015

Tongue-Tied | The Evolution of a Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are remarkable creatures, with their ability to hover, fly backwards, and extract nectar with their amazing tongue. A long thin beak houses that tiny tongue, which the hummer inserts into flowers and laps up the nectar. However, that is…

December 1, 2014

“Refracted Glory” A Hummingbird Documentary – NOW RELEASED ON DVD

‘Refracted Glory,’ documentary exploring the creation of hummingbirds, NOW RELEASED ON DVD The feature-length documentary “Refracted Glory” released to DVD today, September 22, 2014. It’s a film that brings to the screen a tiny creature like never before – all…

September 22, 2014

How did Hummingbirds Evolve?

Understanding hummingbird classification and origin in light of the research. Notice the assumption made before they actually studied anything; “how did hummingbirds evolve?”  Evolutionary scientists think that “because hummingbirds must have evolved from a common ancestor,” they simply need to…

September 14, 2014