We came upon flights of humming-birds.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
All humming-birds are small.
"Symbolic Logic" by Lewis Carroll
The humming bird, flying from shrub to shrub, hears the inner voice called instinct.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
She was a gorgeous little humming bird.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
The bluebird came first, and the humming-bird last.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
His conversation never ceased, but flitted from subject to subject with the swift waywardness of a humming-bird.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
You are in the presence of humming-birds, not ostriches or owls.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
The gorgeous plumage of the humming-bird and of parrots was especially devoted to this object.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
The humming-birds were darting about like living bits of enamel set with jewels.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
Her masterpiece is the Humming bird, and upon it she has heaped all the gifts which the other birds may only share.
"Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography, Vol. II, No 3, September 1897" by Various
I could no more have spoken unkindly to her than I could vivisect a humming-bird.
"The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Others, like the sparrow and the humming-bird, have a fluttering flight.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
You cannot perfectly see the form of a humming-bird, on account of its burnishing; but you can see the form of a swan perfectly.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
On his left foot were the delicate feathers of the humming-bird, which gave its name to the dread deity.
"The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West" by Robert E. Anderson
You remember how the crane beat the humming bird in a race.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
You have seen a humming bird dart out of sight.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Nothing was to be heard save the hum of insects and the occasional chirp of a bird.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
Here there were only the twitter of birds, the rustle of the leaves in the breeze, and the humming of gold belted bees for company.
"Joan of Arc" by Lucy Foster Madison
The tall reeds hush the stream's flow, the birds seem songless, even the hum of insects is curiously dim.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
The grasses are also very beautiful, some having the rich, changeable tints of a humming-bird.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
They're coming! With the summer's breeze,
With azure skies and sunny showers,
With notes of birds and hum of bees--
Who will not welcome back the flowers?
"They're Coming!" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Squirrel and humming-bird flit by like spirits,
Jack-in-the-pulpit stands ready to preach,
The roll of the anthem the wood-choir inherits,
Surpasses the harmony mortals can reach.
"The Second Sunday In May" by Jared Barhite
Again beneath thy bordering trees
I walk, and breathe the scented breeze,
'Mid song of birds and hum of bees,
And still the scene each sense can please,
Though youth and joy have fled.
"Calder--A Memory" by Janet Hamilton
There the little birds and beautiful butterflies
Are soaring heavenwards almost to the skies,
And the busy bees are to be seen on the wing,
As from flower to flower they hummingly sing,
"Beautiful Newport on the Braes o' the Silvery Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall
"I dream that I was once a child,
"No bird more blithe and gay, "My young heart, like a honey-bee,
"That hums the live-long day: "But now it is a maimed bird,
"That mourns its life away."
"The Dead Chase" by Albert Pike
But Spring will come, as thou wilt see,
With blooming flower and budding tree,
And song of bird and hum of bee
Their charms to lend;
But I will cherish none like thee,
My constant friend.
"Suggested" by David John Scott