I love Hummingbirds. These little fellows are really tiny; most species measure between 7.5–13 cm in length. They are feisty and fast. They flap their wings about 80 times a second – so fast it’s even hard to capture in a photo. They are the only bird that can fly backwards and hover.  These birds can consume their body weight in food daily so there’s not much time to rest. Rufous Hummingbirds and Anna’s Hummingbirds are the most common species in BC.

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