Did You Know that hummingbirds are smart? Percentage wise, the hummingbird has the largest brain of all birds (4.2% of its total body weight). They also live long for a creature with such a high metabolism – up to 10 years and longer. We all know that hummingbirds are turbo charged little creatures (flying 25-30 mph and diving up to 60 mph); but this new regular visitor to Madfish Wharf looks like he has a little rocket attached to his tail feathers to give him extra speed. Their wings beat on average 50 times per second, so are always just a blur unless they are resting. This little fellow likes to hang out on the Christmas lights strung across Madfish Wharf.
Then we have pigeons watching shadow pigeons kissing on the deck of an old boat at Marine Railways. It doesn’t take much to amuse me.