Anna’s Hummingbird, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Hummingbird Wisdom Has Lessons for Us All

Hummingbird Wisdom


Anna’s Hummingbird, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in Hummingbird Wisdom

Anna’s Hummingbird, Male


Hummingbirds are smart.

And yes, it’s instinctive, so they follow their innate wisdom without considering alternatives.

As a result, they live simple, yet successful lives.

Here is the Hummingbird Wisdom that makes such success possible.

– Fly with courage

– Protect what matters

– Work hard, then rest

– Remember your way home

– Stay near flowers that feed you

– Show your colors with pride

– Pay attention to everything

– Celebrate your uniqueness

– Make each moment a masterpiece


Anna’s Hummingbird, Female, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in Hummingbird Wisdom

Anna’s Hummingbird, Female


Since we make choices, we might consider how we could apply these lessons to enrich our lives.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

See more photos of hummingbirds at: Hummingbird Photos

Also see:

Manifesto for the Birds

The Bird Next Door

Earth Day by the Birds


Help Birds Tip

Go outside

Why: People who spend time outside are happier, healthier, and more productive. They also live longer and heal faster. And if you are reading this blog, we need you to support the environment that birds depend upon.

How: Go for a walk. For example, you might walk around the block, stroll in a park, or visit a local garden. Join a bird walk with your local Audubon chapter to learn more about birds. Or just sit in your yard.

Bonus Idea: Take someone with you. For example, you could invite a neighbor, friend, or relative to join you. Or you could plan a walk with a child. Then use this as an educational opportunity to point out birds, wildlife, and plants.


Birding Resources

Learn more about hummingbirds by visiting the Hummingbird Society’s web site. See: Hummingbird Society.

Take a look at the Hummingbird Society’s calendar. Sales of this calendar provide funds that help rare hummingbirds. See: Hummingbird Calendar.

By the way, these calendars make welcomed gifts.


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Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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5 Comments
  • Susan Bulger
    Posted at 18:11h, 09 August

    Thank you for sharing the wisdom of hummingbirds. They have excellent advice and you are a great ambassador.

  • Jo-ann Coller
    Posted at 12:21h, 13 August

    Thank you for your words of wisdom. Love your photos

  • Penny Schafer
    Posted at 12:47h, 13 August

    Love! Thanks as always Steve.

  • Lynette M. Smith
    Posted at 08:40h, 14 August

    I’m always impressed by your photography and your insights, Steve–thank you so much for both!

  • Candace Cox
    Posted at 15:38h, 17 August

    Steve, I always enjoy your posts. They are meaningful and the photos so beautiful. Opening your posts in the morning is a great way to start the day.

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