Essay On Hummingbirds

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They like to sit, and possibly nest, in a spruce tree just north of our house, a few feet away from our dining room window.I hope that this year I’ll be able to find a nest and watch the nestlings grow and fledge.Another time, I was waiting in our car for my parents to return from shopping, and passed the time watching a bullfinch singing on a branch.

They like to sit, and possibly nest, in a spruce tree just north of our house, a few feet away from our dining room window.I hope that this year I’ll be able to find a nest and watch the nestlings grow and fledge.Another time, I was waiting in our car for my parents to return from shopping, and passed the time watching a bullfinch singing on a branch.

I had never seen an actual hummingbird nest before, so we asked the home owner if we could go in his garden for a better look and some pictures.

There weren’t any eggs yet in the nest, and we never had a chance to go back, but it was still thrilling.

Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about hummingbirds.

This is one of essays I wrote for the Doug Tarry Young Ornithologists’ Workshop.

I’ve also been lucky to see hummingbirds not just in Western Canada, but also in the West Indies visiting my grandparents.

Alberta has so many brightly colourful birds — such as the American Goldfinch, Mountain Bluebird, Purple Finch — that it could be hard for a hummingbird to stand out.I had several unexpected and exciting encounters with Antillean crested Hummingbirds, the smallest bird species on the island.One day, I had to rescue a hummingbird stuck in the garage ridge vent, almost 20 feet off the ground.I especially enjoy the males’ dramatic and dizzying aerial displays.In 2010 when my family was on the West Indian island of Nevis, visiting my grandmother, I was able to see many new species of birds, including three new species of hummingbirds — Antillean crested Hummingbird (Orthorhynhus cristatus), Green throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus), and Purple throated Carib (Eulampis jugulars).These are just some of the reasons the hummingbird is my favourite bird species is the hummingbirds.In the future, I would like to read and study more about hummingbird hybridization, between closely related species and species in different genera, and see for myself the different combinations — just one more reason they are such a fascinating species.Check out our range of fun hummingbird facts for kids.Learn how many species of hummingbird there are in the world, how big hummingbirds grow, what hummingbirds eat, and much more.Each spring I anxiously wait for the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to arrive at our farm at the end of their long migration.Having traveled far, often through harsh conditions, the small birds’ ability to navigate such a long trip is remarkable.

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