Brace yourselves: hummingbirds are coming

One of the best parts of spring for North American bird lovers is the return of the migrating birds that flew south for the winter.

Perhaps one of the most intriguing birds to return is the ruby-throated hummingbird, which is a welcome guest at any feeder.

These tiny birds beat their wings up to 12 times a second, which demands a near-constant supply of glucose-rich pollen. Their remarkably flapping allow them to hover like a helicopter, and when slowed down, their wings resemble the act of treading water.

For more information about these amazing birds, check out Ontario Hummingbirds.

Do you have any hummingbird stories to share? We’d love to hear them in the comments!