An Anna's hummingbird on a tiny nest, smaller than an ivy leaf, with two hatchlings therein. Watch it live. [more inside]
were one of Sydney's greatest indie pop bands. They debuted with the single Alimony
and in 1989 released LoveBuzz, featuring 14 tracks of sparkling jangle pop. It spawned the single Blush
, which was a minor success, but the failed and the band broke up in 1993. They were vindicated by history when LoveBUZZ made #65 on the 100 Best Australian Albums Of All Time.
This year the band reunited for a set at the iconic Big Day Out Festival and a show in Sydney.
They were also immortalized in the Modern Giant song The Band's Broken Up
(members of the Hummingbirds later joined members of Modern Giant to form The Aerial Maps). [more inside]
The Rufous Hummingbird measures only 4-inches, but it can pack a lot of beauty into that small package
. Often described as "feisty," it weighs just a little more than a penny
. With a migratory range of 1500 km, the Rufous has the longest known avian migration proportional to its size