Hummingbirds in Slow Motion

Because why not?

Video Description: Slow-motion video footage from Earth Unplugged of hummingbirds drinking sugar water from a feeder, then playing in a fountain. The footage, show with a slow-motion camera, allows us to see the delicate movement of their wings, their tiny wee tongues stretching out from their beaks, their tails ruddering their flight, and their bodies held perfectly still in the midst of all this extraordinary movement.

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They are such amazing creatures. Earlier this year, Iain saw a hummingbird in person for the first time. We sat quietly and watched it for a good ten minutes, as it darted from tree branch to feeder and back again several times. Watching Iain watch the hummingbird with an expression of perfect delight was one of my favorite things ever.

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