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 award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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