Hummingbirds Will Soon Return!
Have you seen any hummingbirds around your yard yet? The ruby-throated hummingbird is the species most common to us here in Nova Scotia.
It’s a long journey back for little birds. Here’s a look at how hard they work:
During migration, a hummingbird’s heart beats up to 1,260 times a minute! Its wings flap 15 to 80 times per second. To support this high energy level, a hummingbird will typically gain 25-40% of their body weight before they start migration in order to make the long trek over land, and water.
Enjoy watching these birds at your feeders this spring & summer!