Insect-Hawking Hummingbirds

Hummingbird nectar and nectar from flowers don’t make up all of a hummingbird’s diet.  A large percentage is comprised of insects and spiders, giving the tiny birds needed protein for their incredibly fast metabolism.  Their tiny wings beat about 53 times a second according to by Cornell and their hearts beat up to 1250 […]

Baltimore Oriole Nest

Baltimore Orioles have been busy in the neighborhood!  They’ve stopped coming to the deck for oranges and have dispersed to other places busily weaving their nests and tending their babies.  They like to use long plant fibers, some of which they strip from the old dead plants such as milk weed and other weeds.  Their […]