Saturday, October 11, 2014



Looking out my bedroom window, a hummingbird nest appeared. To me it brings back why we are here on earth.  The joy of nature and love.  The hummingbird is a factor of giving peace a chance.  Today as we spend our day expressing ones opinions, think of this bird and what it represents.  For we need more hummingbirds in the world…

Hummingbirds, called new world birds because they are native to North America, Central and South America, are considered to be symbols of peace, love and happiness, moreover, ancient pagans held them sacred for their tireless energy and anxiety.

In Native American culture, a hummingbird symbolizes timeless joy and the Nectar of Life. It's a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

They are really spectacular birds, and have a lot to teach a person about self-discovery and healing.

It stands for immortality. Or sometimes the Sun.

Hummingbirds are seen by some as a messenger of love and joy. It symbolizes energy, wonder and swift action. It is associated with the Ghost Spirit Native American religion which teaches a dance that is intended to return the natural balance of the world.


Interesting facts about the hummingbirds: 

The hummingbird is the smallest bird and also the smallest of all animals that have a backbone.

They have no sense of smell

Because the hummingbird can rotate its wings in a circle, they are the only bird that can fly forwards, backwards, up, down ,sideways and  hover in mid air.
to conserve energy while they sleep or when food is scarce, they can go into a hibernation-like state (torpor) where their metabolic rate is slowed to !/15th of its normal rate.

During migration, some hummingbirds make a non-stop 500 mile flight over the Gulf of Mexico.

During courtship dives they can reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour and can average speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour.

They are the second largest family of birds with 343 species.

Their wings can beat their wings up to 80 times a second during normal flight and up to 200 times per second during a courtship dive.

The hummingbird has a heart rate that can reach up to 1,260 beats per minute.

Percentage wise, the hummingbird has the largest brain of all birds (4.2% of its total body weight).

They have very weak feet and use them mainly just for perching.


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