During breaks between the spring showers we have started to spot some hummingbirds zooming around the property! Hummingbirds are known for migrating through Texas in late March and then passing through again in early fall. They are fantastic pollinators, as they drink nectar from countless plants while passing pollen along the way.
There are many different species that can be found here in Texas, with the most common being the Ruby-Throated Humming Bird. The male birds are usually green and black with an iridescent red throat, while the females are mostly white and green.
Hummingbirds are the smallest species of migrating birds and are the only birds that can fly backward. Their hearts can beat over 1,200 times per minute, and their wings flap about 50 times per second. It is a treat to see these creatures visit our garden for a quick snack!