The Hummingbird Brings Us The Gift Of Colorful Beauty & The Amazement Of Unmatched Flight Abilities
Our unique hand crafted three dimensional hummingbirds are made from stained glass and hand chosen glass marbles. The head is a 1/2″ marble, the body is a 3/4″ “shooter” marble. No two Hummingbirds are exactly the same. Enjoy a hummingbird or two in your garden, in your yard hanging from a tree, on your patio or indoors as a suncatcher.
Hummingbirds are small, colorful birds with iridescent feathers. Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that they make a humming noise. Hummingbirds can fly right, left, up, down, backwards, and even upside down. They are also able to hover by flapping their wings in a figure-8 pattern. They have a specialized long and tapered bill that is used to obtain nectar from the center of long, tubular flowers. The hummingbird’s feet are used for perching only, and are not used for hopping or walking. Hummingbirds primarily eat flower nectar, tree sap, insects and pollen. The hummingbird’s fast breathing rate, fast heartbeat and high body temperature require that they eat often. They also require an enormous amount of food each day. Hummingbirds have a long tongue which they use to lick their food at a rate of up to 13 licks per second.