Good afternoon lovely ladies! I realize that today's post has nothing to do with healthy lifestyles or fashion, but I thought that you might be interested in talking about these little birds that are such a beautiful part of Creation.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds are migrating to the south as we speak, and "scouts" (hummingbirds that come ahead of the main group to find a location that supplies ample food) are already arriving. These little birds can arrive as early as late May and stay until mid-August or September in the southeastern regions of the United States.
Male ruby-throated hummingbirds have a black throat patch that reflects bright ruby-red in the sun; females are the same size, but lacking a throat patch. Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in Creation, and only grow up to 3 1/2 inches long.
These little birds feed on small insects and nectar from flowers. Consider putting a hummingbird feeder in your yard. You can make your own sugar-water to put in the feeder with this easy recipe.
~ 1/2 cup sugar
~ 2 cups water
1. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
2. Cool mixture to room temperature and place in hummingbird feeder.
3. Store remaining mixture in fridge for up to two weeks.
Fun fact--A hummingbird's heart pumps 1,260 beats per minute, and its wings flap 50-60 times per second.
"How manifold are Your works O Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures." Psalm 104:24