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My 3rd grader's report on the hummingbirds outside her bedroom window

My 3rd grader's report on the hummingbirds outside her bedroom window

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  • 1. Hummingbirdsout yourwindowBy Eleanor Thornes(Anna’s Hummingbirds)
  • 2. Humming are very very shyI am so lucky that I got one outside mybedroom window. Do you know how shyhumming birds are? How well manneredthey are? How fast they flap their wings? Well you’re just about to find out!
  • 3. The egg and nestsI know what you are thinking, “wait an egg!”but they are very fascinating, so are the nests. The eggs can fit about 18 in one chicken egg The nests are about 4 centimeters across (we’ll talk about that later) The nests are made of spider silk to stretch as they get older There are about 2 eggs in every nest
  • 4. The baby birds are pushing thenest to do something, but what?
  • 5. Babies need no practiceThese babies need no practice in almostswallowing their momma’s whole beak!
  • 6. Better than dogsBaby hummingbirds are better manneredthan dogs. Do you know why? Look on therim of their nest!
  • 7. The size is important! The thumb is two cm The nest is 1 in and ¼ across . tall
  • 8. Weird! Traits they shareBabies look likedinos! They lay Some even eggs! had feathers they have small, pointy, orange, beaks! They have bumps on their heads
  • 9. Extra cool facts! They flap their wings 75 times per second at average. The humming never walks on ground ever. They use so much energy that they need food every 15 minuets that’s so much calories that we would need 155,000 calories a day if we did that! We would need 285 pounds of hamburger if we burned that much!
  • 10. I say thanks to, EstherTyrrell (for making “Hummingbirds: Jewels in the Sky”) my mom Erika Thornes (for taking pictures) And my 3rd grade teacher (for recommending this)
  • 11. THE END