Unlikely Visitor Seeks Knowledge

During Period 6 on Wednesday, November 14th, an unexpected visitor flew into Mrs. Leslie Bezich’s 7th Grade ELA class as they were working on iPads.  After flying around for about five minutes, the Hummingbird perched on a speaker to take a rest.

A few minutes later, he took to flight again.  After another three minutes, the bird landed on a ledge near the whiteboard.  Bezich carefully surrounded the tiny creature with two baskets.

The bird was then carried to the front porch of Bungalow 31, where after a brief time, the Hummingbird flew away to freedom once again.

“We welcome anyone who wants to learn to use iPads at RMS.  I was just glad it wasn’t a Raven,” said Bezich with a smile.

Fun Facts About Hummingbirds

The following information comes from World of Hummingbirds.com

•Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds in the world.

•Hummingbirds are very smart and they can remember every flower they have been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.

•Hummingbirds can hear better and see farther than humans.

•Hummingbirds have little to no sense of smell.

•Hummingbirds do not drink though their beaks like a straw. They lap up nectar with their tongues.

•A hummingbird’s heart beats up to 1,260 times per minute.

•Hummingbirds have very weak feet and can barely walk. They prefer to fly.

•Hummingbirds like to perch.

•A Hummingbird can weigh anywhere between 2 and 20 grams.

•A Hummingbird baby is generally smaller than a penny.

•Most Hummingbirds die in the first year of life.

•Hummingbirds have an average life span of about 5 years.

•A Hummingbird wings will beat about 70 times per second.

•Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly both forward and backwards.

•Hummingbirds can also hover in mid-air, fly sideways and even upside-down.

•A Hummingbird can fly an average of 25-30 miles per hour.

•Hummingbirds don’t really sing, they chirp.

•A Hummingbirds favorite color is red.

•Hummingbirds get their name from the humming sound produced by their wings when flying.

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