Hummingbirds are very tiny and fragile birds that are only a few inches long. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that some hummingbird species are endangered. The females lay eggs that are smaller than the size of a jelly bean and their nests are as small as a thimble. Hummingbirds flap their wings 50-80 beats per second which is why they appear as a blur to the human eye.
Surprisingly, their wings are not the only speedy thing about these marvels of Mother Nature. Even their metabolism speed is quite high and their weight can alter instantly during the course of a day as they eat and burn up energy. This speedy metabolism is the reason why they feed 5-8 times an hour. No wonder hummingbirds spend a lot of time filling up their tiny stomachs.
These birds consume half to eight times their weight in sugar on a daily basis. A hummingbird’s heart beats more than 1200 per minute, while the human heart beats around 80 times per minute. Hence, a hummingbird’s heart beats 20 times every time a human heart beats.
Generally, hummingbirds are recognized as territorial birds that fight with others of their kind. However, a photographer going by the name Wildwingsla was able to capture images of 30 hummingbirds chilling together in what appears to be a bird bath. The water certainly seemed to soothe them to an extent where they forgot their instincts to fight over their territories.
The birds enjoyed their bath session together and Wildwingsla shared the footage along with a caption that read, “A record 30 hummingbirds bathe together at one time during this morning’s wash! You’d never know they will be harassing each other in five minutes’ time.”
In a time period where all of us are pitted against one another due to various reasons, these birds teach us the importance of keeping our personal differences aside and coexisting. After all a good bath can unite everyone as these birds have clearly proven. Share this hummingbird pool party footage with your family and friends for it is sure to brighten up their day as well.