Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hummingbird Bling

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Oh my gosh, I just love my latest project, and I can tell you one thing, it took me longer to snag this picture than it did embellishing my feeder! I truly adore the peel and stick bling, it makes additions like this so easy and fast!! And what adorable little Hummer doesn't deserve his own blingy feeder?

First I washed and thoroughly dried the top to the feeder. Then I cut the width by 2 rows on the Red Dazzling Diamond Self Adhesive Sticker Sheet and then peel the backing off and apply it to the feeder. I didn't have enough to make one strip go all the way around by itself, but because of the way the rhinestone sheets are made they butt right up to each other and you cannot tell where I stopped and started back up! 

Next, let's talk about some Hummingbird safety. Do NOT put anything with adhesive anywhere near to where their tiny little feet will be. You do NOT want to risk them becoming stuck to your feeder, that would be horrible, which is why I placed my bling on the rim, nowhere near his little perch.

Next, let's discuss bling safety, lol I would not recommend placing the top where the bling is inside the dishwasher. I recommend washing the top by hand.

My friend Becky shared some Hummingbird facts with me and I thought all you lovers of Hummers might enjoy reading them too:
  • Hummingbirds have tongues that are grooved like the shape of a "W".
  • Hummingbirds have tiny hairs on the tips of their tongues to help them lap up nectar… similar to a cat.
  • A hummingbird's bill is longer in proportion to its body, as compared to other birds.
  • Hummingbirds have no sense of smell, but can hear better than humans.
  • Hummingbirds
  • Hummingbirds are attracted to all bright colors, although red is most prominently associated with these tiny birds.
  • Hummingbirds see in ultraviolet light and they can see further than a human.
  • Hummingbirds have a great memory – they remember every flower & feeder they've been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.
  • The hummingbird brain is 4.2% of its body weight – this is the largest, in proportion, of the wild bird group.
  • Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly like a helicopter… up, down, sideways, front, and back!
  • Hummingbirds are the second largest family of birds with a total of 332 species.
  • Hummingbirds have weak feet – they mainly use them just for perching.
  • When food is scarce and they are fatigued, hummingbirds go into a hibernation-like state (also known as torpor) to conserve energy.
  • A hummingbird's heart beats up to 1,260 times per minute.
  • Hummingbirds do not mate for life.
  • A baby hummingbird is roughly the size of a penny and is unable to fly.
  • The average life span of a hummingbird is 5 years, but they have been known to live for more than 10.
  • Hummingbirds fly at an average of 25-30 miles per hour, and are able to dive up to 50 miles per hour.
  • Some hummingbirds will travel over 2,000 miles twice a year during their migration.
And with these pictures I can add the Hummingbird to my 
Birding Life List:
1. Crow
2. Eastern Bluebird
3. Common Grackle
4. Red Belly Woodpecker
5. Mallard Duck
6. Downy Woodpecker
7. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

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Pam said...

Love your photos! That little hummingbird is so cute and so is the feeder.

Carole Z said...

Hummers are my favourite birds and I love your photos....and your feeder!!! Hugs Carole Zx

Jean said...

I am sure the birds appreciate the bling!

MisS MiKO said...

Bling for Birdies!!I can see you running for office and winning with this slogan alone!! Let me go register for my discount code so I too can be BLINGALISHUS!!

Sandy said...

Every bird should have bling.. :)