I've heard many facts about hummingbirds over the years, and for some reason I didn't think they ever stopped beating their wings. My resident hummingbirds, however, seem to like the wire cages around my flowers, and they rest on them as they sip, allowing me to observe them even more closely.
As the delphiniums have come into full bloom this week and the hummingbirds have arrived en force, I now see them zipping about our yard, looking like giant but speedy moths. They even come out in the rain, which for some reason also surprises me. Wildlife does not need to be large, and hummingbirds are the creature I have been most surprised to see in Alaska.
In the video below the hummingbird is behind a bloom at first, on the lefthand side before it flits and sits about.