Dear Mom

Are There Hummingbirds In Alaska?

Guess what, mom!  I just discovered that there are indeed hummingbirds found in Alaska.  Maybe Kolin could take some photos of the hummingbirds there if and when he ever gets the opportunity to visit Alaska some day.  He has always said that he would love to visit there and see all the beauty that nature has to offer and that it would be an amazing opportunity to photograph the beauty found there.  So when you go there Kolin, be sure and try to photograph the hummingbirds for me and in mom’s memory.  I’ll be sure an appreciate the hummingbird’s beauty for the both of us.  

Now, blow is some information I thought everyone would find quite interesting about the Rufous Hummingbird.  

The Rufous Hummingbird is the smallest bird found in Alaska. Just how small is this bird?  I have the answer for you.  The Rufous Hummingbird is less then 4 inches long and weighs only 3.25 grams.  Just to give you some idea how little that truly is in terms of weight, that is less then a penny weighs.  Another comparison is that it would take 78,000,000 hummingbirds to equal the  weight of a commercial 737 jet.

So, even as far away as Alaska is there are indeed hummingbirds found there.  I don’t know about you but I myself find this quite surprising.  Why is that you ask?  Well, I guess because I probably have the wrong idea that it is always cold in Alaska.  Regardless, I hope my brother will one day get to fulfill his dream of visiting and photographing the beauty that is found in Alaska and who knows maybe that could even include some amazing photos of a Rufous Hummingbird.

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