I have long loved humming birds, not for the reasons most people do though. I’ll admit they are cute, but I find their immense diversity and beautifully elegant adaptations far more appealing.
Today I’ll just be short because the video I have is so long. So, without further ado, here is the excellent Planet Earth documentary all about hummingbirds!
Stunning aren’t they? I think they are amazing little creatures. Their size and maneuverability remind me of the little four propellers drone robots that have became popular recently.
In fact, this similarly makes me wonder whether the humming bird wing design and its unique figure eight flight stroke pattern could be used to create similar drones. Instead of four propellers, this design would only use two wings, which means it would potentially use half the power. If this design works then perhaps it could me scaled up? It could be used for a new design of helicopters or personal flying devices. Either way, hummingbirds are fascinating creatures and a quite cute visitor to any garden.