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Old 2019-04-26, 03:09 PM   #1
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My wife and I enjoy watching the birds in our backyard, and have installed bird feeders to attract them, including hummingbird feeders.
Yesterday evening I was watching the hummingbirds, and it occurred to me that the flight pattern looked familiar.
Hummingbirds can: hover (still-stand), move back and forth in a controlled fashion (idle), fly backwards, and can turn quite suddenly to fly off in a different direction.
So,
Hummingbirds are the unicyclists of the bird world.
Or, unicyclists are the hummingbirds of the human world.
Either way.
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Old 2019-04-26, 03:55 PM   #2
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I like to think of it as unicyclists being the bird-brains of the world.
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Old 2019-04-29, 01:01 PM   #3
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The comparison limps a little, or do hummingbirds also have a crash landing from time to time?
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Old 2019-04-29, 06:40 PM   #4
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The comparison limps a little, or do hummingbirds also have a crash landing from time to time?
Saw something on the tv today that said they have legs that are too weak for them to stand on. I know this has nothing to do with the current discussion, just thought I'd share
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Old 2019-05-04, 12:55 AM   #5
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...Hummingbirds are the unicyclists of the bird world.
Or, unicyclists are the hummingbirds of the human world.
Either way.
I know that riding a unicycle on trails makes my heart beat almost as fast as a hummingbird's. I think I'm not in great shape...
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Saw something on the tv today that said they have legs that are too weak for them to stand on.
They do stop, you know. But maybe only holding onto branches or similar. I wonder what a hummingbird looks like when sleeping?
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