How they really know
Recently leaked footage of a secret Migration Routes Strategy meeting held on Zoom by leaders in the Hummingbird community, finally reveal how they know exactly where to travel.
Studies have suggested hummingbirds use Earth’s magnetic field, memory, landmarks, or the sun as a compass. Clearly this new evidence suggests they’re technologically savvy and far more advanced than previously thought.
When asked about how they like the Zoom meetings, Violet commented, “It’s hard to keep their attention. They’re always drinking and eating. Although Calliope and Ruby tend to pay the best attention and then there’s Anna, who really doesn’t need to attend, but she shows up anyway.”
She went on to say, “We just signed up at Twitter (@BexBirds) but we haven’t tweeted anything yet, which is odd, because we’re birds.”
Violet explained this year’s migration has already begun and her first class departed for the southern US about a week ago, mostly males.
“With 2,000 to 4,000 miles (3218 to 6437 km) to travel at about 23 miles a day (37 km), we have a long journey ahead to reach our summer homes in Canada and the US,” she said.
“And none of us will be riding on the backs of Geese for the migration,” she emphasized. “We travel alone and ship our electronics via UPS.”
Violet ended the interview by flying away at about 30 mph (48 kph).
That’s all for now, except — 100 points to anyone who can say why Anna didn’t need to attend the Zoom meeting on Migration Routes Strategy.
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