Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Friendly Visitors

For FHE a few weeks ago, Tyler and I went to Home Depot to get a hummingbird feeder! They have been really shy, but they finally come by more often. They are sooo cute! They make me think of my Nana because hummingbirds are her favorite! Hummingbirds are smallest bird weighing 2 GRAMS! crazy huh? They are also the only bird with hovering abilities (they can also fly backwards, vertical, horizontal...) Basically they're awesome. I've learned a lot about birds this semester, and I just love them. Especially their physiology... did you know that birds hearts are 50-100% larger compared to a mammal of the same size? And that their blood pressure is 2-3 times higher than ours! ... thats because their hearts have really thick walls and can take the pressure. They've got to have all of this stuff because they've got to pump more blood to sustain flight. I could keep going but I'm afraid ya'll are already bored. haha. ... oh, and the other picture is where a family of sparrows live in our roof, I have'nt been able to get a good picture of it yet.


Jeni said...

Hey Jess,

What don't you know? You are totally awesome! What a fun mommy you will be! I think hummingbirds are very cool as well. Our grandma Payne used to have a hummingbird feeder that we could see out her kitchen window. It was amazing. I remember trying to look closely at their wings to see if I could see an individual wing, kind of like watching the blades on a fast moving fan.

Tyler and Jess said...

I only remember the cool stuff! Try to remember anyway. It's crazy how fast their wings move, no wonder their hyped up on sugar all the time.

eden and david said...

fun fun fun! :)