The hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is one popular bird in the garden. We have a couple of regulars around the yard. They seem to like almost any colorful flower in the yard but are especially attracted to the zinnias. I've not only seen them on the zinnias but also the morning glories, the salvias, and even the tomato blossoms. The only reason we put the hummingbird feeder out is to see them up close.
Here he is resting on the feeder. All that flapping must make a hummingbird tired. Can you imagine the calories this little guy uses in a day? The wings can beat anywhere from 40-80 times per second.
Labels: birds, wildlife