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Published on Jun 5, 2011
Hummingbirds are really fast, and do some amazing things; The males of some species perform spectacular aerial maneuvers, including high-speed dives at females and rival males, in order to impress and/or intimidate them. At the bottom part of the dive, the bird flares his tail feathers causing them to vibrate and whistle, making a muti-frequency sound that reminds one of a jet engine whine! When standing directly below one of these dives, one might think a bullet had just whizzed overhead! :-O
These two short clips were shot on the spur of the moment, the first with an extremely low-res camera, and the other with high quality HD equipment. Neither are high-speed (slow motion) capable so the birds just look like blurs... the audio is the most impressive part, and headphones recommended :-)
The soundtrack is an excerpt from "Sky Spy" from the "TimeShift" CD by Technician (yours truly), available on iTunes.