The hummingbird and the storm

The aerodynamics of a tiny bird in high winds   Ah, hummingbirds.  What’s not to love? Humans have been marvelling at these tiny creatures for eons, baffled by their fascinating ability to hover and their stunning wing speed. For quite some time, it was thought that hummingbirds had flight dynamics closer to that of insects. Even with decades of analysis with high speed cameras, it was only relatively recently that high-tech analysis began to reveal how hummingbirds accomplish their unique aerodynamic trick. Hummingbirds weigh between 2 and 20 grams, most less than… Read More