They’re Humm Dingers!

Anna's Hummingbird by Dan Mitchell

Here are a few fun hummingbird facts …..

* Some hummingbirds fly 500 miles nonstop over the Gulf of Mexico to reach their wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. Before the trip they bulk up to 1-1/2 times their normal weight.

*Their caloric intake ranges from 6000 – 12000 per day

* In one minute, a hummingbird’s heart beats about 1,260 times and it takes about 250 breaths.

* At speeds up to 60 miles per hour, hummingbirds can fly forwards, backwards, up, down, sideways and even upside down briefly— but they can’t walk.