Humming Hummingbird LbNA # 42654
|Owner||Texas Pink Pony |
|Placed Date||Jul 17 2008|
|Location||Eagle Nest, NM|
|Found By||Hi Desert |
|Last Update||Jun 25 2011 |
Hummingbirds are the tiniest and most fascinating birds. The early Spanish explorers called them Joyas Volardores or flying jewels!
*Hummingbirds require lots of energy. They have the fastest wing beats of any bird and their hearts beat up to 1260 beats per minute.
*They can reach speeds that average 25-30 mph, and can dive up to 60 mph.
*Hummingbirds feed through a long, tube-like tongue that dart into the flower for nectar.
*Many species migrate. Ruby-throats make a 2,000 mile journey between Canada and Panama. Including a non-stop flight of 500 miles over the Gulf of Mexico!
*They are very territorial and will aggressively protect nectar sources.
*Hummingbirds can rotate each of its wings in a circle, allowing them to be the only bird which can fly forwards, backwards, up, down, sideways or sit in sheer space. They can even fly short distances upside down!
*At this box, there is a hummingbird feeder.(seasonal) Hopefully, you will be able to enjoying viewing some!
Go to downtown Eagle Nest, NM on Hwy 64
In the middle of town, you will see two wagon wheels. In between the wheels is a "Lost Eagle RV park" sign about 15 feet high on the south side of the road.
Go to the North pole under the sign and take a compass reading at 210 degrees.
Walk 40 steps at this heading.
Look behind a small sign on the right side of the pine tree.
The box is located under a pile of rocks at the base of the small sign.
(The owners of the RV park are familiar with letterboxing and know visitors will be looking for this box) Enjoy!
Please e-mail us when you find it, as we are not able to check it often. Thanks!