Incredible Birds – Humming Birds!

I love these little guys! Every day I spend time observing them. They are sweet but quite feisty when other humming birds try to drink from their feeders. They will fight for their place. They are fascinating and entertaining and provide a lift to my spirits each time they visit. I’ll going to miss them when they leave.

I am in awe when I see humming birds. They are minuscule in size and move so swiftly that they can actually fly in place, pivot and fly backwards. We have three feeders for them and fourteen rose of Sharon bushes around our yard which they love to feed from. Their time here is coming to an end. They must tank up to gain strength to endure their grueling trip to Central America near the equator.

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Seeing these little creatures and how resilient they are makes me believe that anything is possible no matter what your size.

Believe in yourself that you can do anything you put your mind to. Don’t  let your fears take over. Be like a humming bird fearless and resilient. I feel more confident that I can do more if these miniature birds can fly extraordinary distances and then return again next year. They are truly remarkable.

Here is a poem I wrote several years ago.

120px-Ruby-throated_Hummingbird,_2009 (compliments of Wikipedia)


 It is delicate as a butterfly

 And graceful as a lark.

 Wings beating in a symphonic rhythm

 As it maneuvers around each flower,

 And dips its beak to draw out the nectar so sweet.

 I watch it as it moves so effortlessly.

 Its wings beat so quickly it almost seems to stand still.

 Its feathers glisten with color and reflect the sun’s rays.

 Seeing this bird in its element is to experience pure wonder and joy.

 One knows that there is something greater out there

 That made the glorious humming bird.

My goal this year is easy compared to these birds. I hoped to publish five books. So far l have published two and two more on the way.  I will keep plugging along and will not give up. I love what I do and hope you readers out there love reading my books.

Feel free to drop me a line to share your thoughts and reviews of my books.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my birds and that you get to see some too to brighten your day.

Blessings & hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to Incredible Birds – Humming Birds!

  1. macjam47 says:

    Janice, your poem is lovely. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and goldfinch are my favorite visitors to my garden. (I love little bunnies, but I’m going to wring their necks if they don’t stay out of my garden – it’s not a salad bar!) I have feeders and flowers to attract them all. They are truly amazing little creatures.

  2. Janice. I’ve never seen humming birds. I’d love to see one. I once saw a humming-bee, which hovers round the flowers, much like a humming bird

    • jjspina says:

      I never heard of a humming bee, Kathy. This weekend the humming birds were fighting the yellow jackets (like a hornet) for space at the nectar feeders. It was quite a sight to see! If you have trumpet-like flowers in your yard humming birds will come. Better to have a feeder for them. They are fascinating to watch. Thanks for stopping by. 😘

  3. Hummingbirds are spectacular little creatures and are actually quite territorial.. .. They used to come every spring to our “Morning Glory’s”.

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