Many people have the mistaken idea that hummingbirds are in contant and prepetual motion. I must admit that I too had that mistaken idea before I started researching hummingbirds. As astonishing as this may sound, I have since discovered that hummingbirds actually spend about 80 percent of the time perched. A hummingbird will use many unusual things as a perch including the following: a limb, TV antennas, or even a clothesline. The important thing is that it must provide the hummingbirds with a good view of the the surronding area which will allow the birds to survey the territory.