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  • Steve Toth
    THE NEXT RELEASE Talk about heart pounding a hummingbird s heart can beat 1200 times a minute while in flight or even hovering & feeding How can anything move
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 29, 2010
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      THE NEXT RELEASE

      Talk about heart pounding
      a hummingbird's heart can beat
      1200 times a minute
      while in flight or even hovering & feeding
      How can anything move so fast & live?
      It can also breathe
      in & out 250 times a minute
      without getting dizzy
      With wings beating up to 80 times a second
      no wonder they are a blur

      Kind of like a cross
      between a bird & an insect
      Hummingbirds know how to fly
      into the sun to light up their special
      iridescent feathers whose brightness
      comes from wave lengths not pigments
      They turn from side to side
      to make those feathers flash
      very eye catching come mating season
      or for warning off intruders like us

      Plants also use their intelligences
      dispensing a shot of nectar early
      then withholding more until later
      This entices the birds to visit other flowers
      delivering a little pollen to each
      Hummingbirds study such vegetive patterns
      & schedule their returns
      to any particular blossoms from
      observing that plant's nectar timing plan
      then arriving in time for the next release

      Steve Toth
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