New Stuff Tuesday – May 16, 2017

Super Hummingbirds

Super Hummingbirds
Written by Janet Hess, Narrated by Patricia Clarkson
QL 696 .A558 N38 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

Did you know that a hummingbird’s heart beats more than 1,200 times in a minute? And that their tiny wings flap in a figure eight — at 80 flutters per second? There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds worldwide. Wisconsin is home to the Ruby-throated variety.

This fascinating video will tell you all about these tiny birds’ amazing super powers that allow them to fly backwards, upside done and hover like a Harrier Jet, but much more gracefully.

And it’s easy to attract hummingbirds to your home with a feeder filled with sugar water – you don’t even need to use red food coloring. Once you have a feeder outside your window, the little darlings will turn your windows into a wide-screen TV to the “nature” channel.

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