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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:57 PM

What happens when you put a hummingbird in a wind tunnel?

Scientists have used a high-speed camera to film hummingbirds' aerial acrobatics at 1000 frames per second. They can see, frame by frame, how neither wind nor rain stop these tiniest of birds from fueling up. (From @KQEDScience)


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:20 PM

1. I watched a hummingbird at my feeder, the wind was blowing pretty hard,

the bird had its beak in the little hole and went back and forth with the feeder, both swaying in the wind. It never missed a beat.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:39 PM

2. I like hummingbirds as much as I like elephants, and that's a lot!

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:22 PM

3. that md-air shake at 2:20 is outstanding!

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