Trees holding onto each other! I love this capture.
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carson
The number of wingbeats per second has been recorded between 52–62.
Remember that during hot weather, sugar water ferments rapidly to produce toxic alcohol.
For its body size, the Rufous Hummingbird makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world. Traveling from Mexico to Alaska they travel around 3,900 miles.
Below is from an earlier shoot, before the Rufous hummingbirds arrived.
The oystercathers were fishing today. I discovered they call out with a very particular warning tone similar to the way pikas and prairie dogs to warn their community of possible danger. The sound was a semi-shrill beep-squeal-whistle with a sense of urgency whenever I got too close. I would stop and stay still until their warning ended, then resume a stealth-slow forward advance.