September 23, 2016
Hovering Around Steadfast Male Lucifer
This male Lucifer Hummingbird, curved bill and all, remains anchored to his feeder port despite all of the birds hovering around him. Did you know that some of the hummingbirds we see on cam have an average wingbeat frequency between 50-60 times per second when they're hovering!? Their small size allows them to generate lift by using both backward and forward wing motions to "float" in the air and feed on nectar.