Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird

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Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Share my amazement at what I learned about this hummingbird. It is so very little, about 3 inches long with about a 4 inch wingspan and weighing about one tenth of an ounce! The bill is about 3/4 of an inch long! Its heart beats up to 1,260 beats per minute with 250 breaths per minute, even at rest.

It breeds mostly in the Eastern US and SE Canada, but it migrates as far as Panama. This migration includes a 500 mile nonstop journey over the water of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Only God could make this possible! It boggles my mind!

As I painted this bird, I was in awe of the fine details the Creator put into the pattern and coloring of her. Then as I read the description, I was even more surprised by the feat of design that makes its migration possible. And this is just one very tiny creature in all of creation! If God cares about this little hummingbird, imagine how much He cares for us!

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