|An exhausted hummingbird rests on a windowsill after being trapped indoors. Photo by Diana Meyer|
Debbie and Melissa McGuire care for sick and injured hummingbirds that are brought to Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach.
The mother/daughter wildlife rehabilitation team says that while there are many perils plaguing the tiny birds, windows and Plexiglas walls might pose the biggest threat.
Windows and Plexiglas walls present a serious problem for all birds. But because hummingbirds normally fly at about 30 mph and perform aerial aerobatics at up to 60 mph, when they strike a window, it's with great velocity.
Read my column in today's Orange County Register.