Sunday Visitor...Hummingbirds Anchor Point Alaska

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska

Sunday Visitor...Hummingbirds Anchor Point Alaska

hummingbirds anchor point alaska

Isn't it amazing that a creature this small can come all the way from Mexico to Alaska

hummingbirds anchor point alaska

 Visit for a couple of days and then fly back?

hummingbirds anchor point alaska

This little Humming Bird was here at my home this weekend....

 hummingbirds anchor point alaska

Fun Facts about hummingbirds according to http://www.wbu.com/education/hummingbirds.html

• They do perch.

• They have very weak feet and do not use them for transportation

.• They fly forward, backward, shift sideways, stop in midair.

• They can beat their wings 60 to 200 times per second.

• They lap nectar with their tongues.

• They can fly up to 60 miles per hour.

• They can live 5-6 years in the wild.

• They are the smallest bird in the world.

• They consume, on average, half their weight in sugar each day.

Comments (17)

Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Awesome pics.  Did you take those?  I love hummingbirds... they're like the Flash of the animal kingdom.

May 04, 2010 09:36 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I must say that hummers are my favorite bird as well. Amazing birds...

Helping you help others live their American dream...

May 04, 2010 09:40 PM
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Amazing little creatures, aren't they? I didn't know about the 60 mph but it makes sense.

May 04, 2010 10:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Keep them coming!

 Spring is blooming for home buyers

May 04, 2010 11:26 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debra, I haven't seen any hummingbirds this year. Maybe because they all went to Alaska. LOL Nice photos. Thanks.

May 05, 2010 02:21 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Debra, A wonderful capture of the Hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are also my favorite. I have a few that come around daily and one in particular that comes up to within a foot or two of me. Of course I talk to it, and he takes a few drinks of nectar and then flys off to return tomorrow. This one also sits on the fence occasionally. It allows me to be very close. A portrait of this one is past due. 

May 05, 2010 02:58 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

What a great little rufus hummingbird! Isn't it fun to get photos of them? They're so darn fast - it isn't easy!

Debi

May 05, 2010 03:41 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hello everyone! it is so nice to Chat again! I could not believe I was able to get these...lucky for me my camera was right there when i saw the hummingbird..snap snap snap and then he was gone... probably wont see another...

thank you all! Great to be back in the rain isnt it ? but i did not get notification of comments... oh well they will get it all worked out soon!

May 05, 2010 05:53 AM
Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

I am waiting for mine to show up, hopefully soon.

May 05, 2010 07:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Debra, They are indeed a beautiful bird! Thanks for the photos and glad you're back to The Power of Flowers! 

May 06, 2010 02:54 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

thank you both for stopping by... it is so nice to be active again! thanks

May 06, 2010 06:53 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Debra,

I think he stopped in my backyard a month ago...  That's a male Rufous.  The Aztecs considered it to be the God of War!

Mike in Tucson

May 09, 2010 12:19 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hey Mike thanks for telling me what it is ..It is so hard to believe they fly all the way up from your area to mine... wild isnt it?

May 09, 2010 02:35 PM
Vic Steele
Vic Steele, Broker CA BRE 01349863 - Anaheim Hills, CA
Broker/Consultant

Fantastic pictures.  I've never gotten a good picture of a hummingbird Debra.  My compliments!  (Missed you!)

May 12, 2010 07:48 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thanks Vic You always cheer me! It is hard to get a hummingbird picture... I totally lucked out!

May 14, 2010 11:55 AM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Love your pictures Debra, I put up a hummingbird feeder this year and finally I have seen one.

Jul 20, 2010 06:17 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hello Diane... I was real lucky to get this one... thank you ...enjoy the hummingbirds when they come they leave real fast!

Jul 20, 2010 06:29 PM