Suzy from The Casual Birder podcast joins Donna this week to talk about the incredible lives of hummingbirds!
Thanks so much to Suzy for filling in this week! Casual Birder is a podcast about birding that Donna and Paul just love. It’s relaxing, informative and very interesting. Check it out here! Or just click on the image below. Now on with the show!
And now the news!
Always nice to see people being nice to animals. Some Virginia firefighters helped out this little hummer when it found its way into the fire station. Courtesy of WJLA.com:
The fire station was humming with activity that day, amirite?
Hummingbirds have a ton of interesting adaptations. We could have made four hour show about them. Here’s a great Nat Geo documentary about them courtesy of YouTube user Bok lassen:
No other bird files quite like a hummingbird. How do they do it? Read the article here courtesy of thespruce.com
Hummingbirds are the original drone.
How hummers actually drink is way cooler than scientists once thought. Courtesy of The Atlantic:
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Next time someone calls you a “birdbrain” say thanks! Science is finding out that a lot of birds are smarter than you think and hummingbird brains are surprisingly complex! Read about it here courtesy of Audubon.org.
There’s some pop culture surrounding hummingbirds but not a heck of a lot. What do you think of Suzy’s Tinkerbell hypothesis? Let us know in the Varmints Discussion Group!
Watch the story of two hummers called “Rocky” and “Adrian” as a nice hooman helps them get through the winter. Courtesy of YouTube user blueskeye:
The song used in this video is called “Summers Past” by Brad Sayre and David Simmons. You can find more of their music here.