Did you know that a hummingbirds heart, when at rest on a branch, is beating 400 beats per minute. When flying, it beats 1600 beats per minute. And when it rests at night they go into a kinda of hibernation mode and the heart slows down to 4 beats per minute. They need to have nourishment at least every 15 minutes, and they eat bugs for the protein they need. They are amazing little souls aren't they?
Since I started putting out bird seed, suet and moved my hummingbird feeder, I am bird central. Holy cow! Even the doves are landing in the backyard and taking dust baths. In fact I've seen quite a few of them fluffing out and stirring up the dirt in the back yard. It's fun to watch, but I'd rather have grass back there. Sigh....maybe someday again.
Meanwhile back at the (ranch) I am experiencing a life of dog hair, slobber and dirt. Ack!
Hasn't been real hot, just in the nineties, and it's actually supposed to get into the 60's tonight. Whoa, is fall coming early this year? I don't believe it for a sec. We'll have one more really hot spell before that happens, well, at least that is my prediction.