Check out this video I made this morning of a ruby throated hummingbird feeding on sugar water as viewed through Space Kaplansky!
There's been a pair of courting hummingbirds buzzing and zipping around this feeder lately. They're surprisingly tame in their shiny green coats, paying little attention to our presence or the salivating cat. Some cool trivia: their wings beat between 55 and 200 beats per second (I guess it all depends on how excited they are), they're the only birds that can fly upside down, sideways, and backwards, and finally, they are darn cute.
Ciao for niao!
-the compost maven