Redwall Abbey Community Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

New to the forum? Check out the Official Redwall Abbey Community Forum Rules.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   New

Author Topic: Hummingbirds  (Read 3920 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Rusvul

  • Redwall Metalworker
  • ****
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 3047
  • Space is big.
    • View Profile
Hummingbirds
« on: May 10, 2013, 01:47:57 PM »

They're quite incredible creatures, really. Did you know that every night they hibernate, and every day they need to eat every fifteen minutes? They can starve to death in a matter of hours. Their wings beat incredibly fast, they can hover, fly upside-down, backwards, heck, even hover upside-down and backwards. Their heartbeat is the highest of any creature when they hover. Their feathers aren't colored, they have thousands of minute air bubbles trapped in them, which refract and recombine the light, to make their feathers incredibly irredescent and beautiful. They also viciously defend their patch of flowers, if it is taken from them, they are effectively dead. I was thinking of making a Redwall hummingbird character, who would have razor sharp needles on his wingtips as his weapons. What do you think?
Logged
This is a signature.
 

Ungatt Trunn

  • Abbey Beekeeper
  • ****
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 3362
  • Status: Preparing
  • competitive minecraft parody soundcloud rapper
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 09:41:50 PM »

That would be pretty cool.
Logged

I've changed since I was last here, but for the better hopefully.

Check out my og youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCutjXm5vTbEVaUul6-fnXsA
 

Tam and Martin

  • Abbey Cellarbeast
  • ****
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 4895
  • Mud trucks and country
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 11:06:07 PM »

Neat idea.
Logged


If you wanna chat, PM me :) I'd love to talk with any of you!

Instagram: aaron.stott2000
SC: ayayron2000
 

CrazyPug37

  • Abbey Bellringer
  • *
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 186
  • Hey Scotty: Jesus, man
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 11:32:40 PM »

I think a recall reading about a Redwall hummingbird somewhere, but I don't know.  They are indeed very interesting creatures, and they come into my backyard often.  I enjoy seeing their little wings buzzing around.
Logged
South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Seychelles, Malawi, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, Madagascar, Congo, Gabon, Togo, Burkina Faso, Western Sahara

Afrika United
 

Buzz_Bumble

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • **
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 434
  • Furry Ewok
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 02:11:17 AM »

The smallest hummingbird is the Bee Hummingbird at only 5cm (also the smallest of any bird species and the smallest backboned-animal in the world).

The largest hummingbird is the Giant Hummingbird which is 22 centimeters (and has tail streamers up to 35 centimeters).

Hummingbird Facts & Information
« Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 02:12:59 AM by Buzz_Bumble »
Logged
 

WoodlandWarrior

  • Abbey Bellringer
  • *
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 173
  • AD&D!
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 02:11:44 PM »

During the spring, if you get a soda bottle, cut a few holes in it and tie it from a tree, then fill it with sugar water, you'll attract hummingbirds.

Or you could by a hummingbird feeder and the bottled sugar water...but that'll cost ya!
Logged
“The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.”  -Gary Gygax
 

Buzz_Bumble

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • **
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 434
  • Furry Ewok
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 03:07:21 AM »

They'd have a LONG journey and need good noses to be attracted all the way to New Zealand by some suger water.  ;) There aren't any hummingbirds here, except perhaps in zoo aviaries.
Logged
 

Kitsune

  • Away
  • Abbey Glassmaker
  • ****
  • Posts: 2011
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 02:23:19 AM »

Aw, really?  I couldn't imagine not seeing them every year. I love watching them. Our neighbors used to have a hummingbird feeder.
Logged
 

Buzz_Bumble

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • **
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 434
  • Furry Ewok
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 05:06:12 AM »

From what I remember, humming birds only live in America (North and South).
Logged
 

WoodlandWarrior

  • Abbey Bellringer
  • *
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 173
  • AD&D!
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 05:16:05 PM »

Yea, I guess they wouldn't make that trip then for a bottle of sugar water. :)  New Zealand huh?   I've hear it is quite beautiful over there!
Logged
“The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.”  -Gary Gygax
 

Redwaller

  • Abbey Cellarbeast
  • ****
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 4738
  • Give 'im a left one!
    • View Profile
    • Dranfor Rofnard's Lair - My Blog
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 09:01:18 PM »

I haven't seen any hummingbirds around here.

And(don't want to put you down) but the species of Redwall were those originative of the UK.
Logged
 

Buzz_Bumble

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • **
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 434
  • Furry Ewok
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 10:20:36 PM »

New Zealand huh?   I've hear it is quite beautiful over there!

No different to most other places - mountains, lakes, seas, beaches, forests, etc. The same as parts of Europe, America, and Asia. No point in people travelling thousands of miles to the bottom of the planet (paying greedy over-priced costs) just to see another one when they've already got them in your own backyard.  :)

The scenery might be "beautiful", but the Government is run by morons, the public transport is hopeless, the prices are hideously expensive, the schooling and hospital systems are attrocious, ...  as I said, pretty much the same as most other places.  ;)
Logged
 

Ungatt Trunn

  • Abbey Beekeeper
  • ****
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 3362
  • Status: Preparing
  • competitive minecraft parody soundcloud rapper
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 10:27:02 PM »

From what I remember, humming birds only live in America (North and South).
In that case, it would be very unlikely that BJ would include them in his stories :( In an interview I saw, he was asked if he would sometime include Racoons in the Redwall series, he (BJ) said: "Nope. Sorry, but I only use characters native to my area"; that area is The United Kingdom. So it would be very unlikely to have them in his strories about Redwall. But that dosn't really matter here. Just saying :-\
Logged

I've changed since I was last here, but for the better hopefully.

Check out my og youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCutjXm5vTbEVaUul6-fnXsA
 

Rusvul

  • Redwall Metalworker
  • ****
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 3047
  • Space is big.
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 10:34:44 PM »

There are exceptions for Wolverines (I think), Monitors (Definitely), and I think a few others. And, I was talking more in a fanfic setting, it is extremely unlikely that BJ would have used them XP. It'd make sense if they came from Southsward.
Logged
This is a signature.
 

Ungatt Trunn

  • Abbey Beekeeper
  • ****
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 3362
  • Status: Preparing
  • competitive minecraft parody soundcloud rapper
    • View Profile
Re: Hummingbirds
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 10:37:25 PM »

There are exceptions for Wolverines (I think).
Yep, it dwells in The United Kingdom also.
Monitors (Definitely).
Probubly because he needes some species that was...different from the normal villun.
Logged

I've changed since I was last here, but for the better hopefully.

Check out my og youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCutjXm5vTbEVaUul6-fnXsA
 
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 5   New
Tags: