I could almost cry watching this. It’s the filming, the fact that birds weren’t the first to fly, the technicality of the flights, that there were rudimentary wings for skimming, the colors. Just so much.
Just because they are small doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of our attention and affection.
It’s amazing how delicate, and beautiful, they all are. And how complicated too but few people know (or care) about such lowly creatures and I am one of those people. It takes me way back to when we would travel on long road trips and the accumulation of insects on the windshield. We all thought it was such a nuisance–live and learn!
I hadn’t thought about that until you mentioned it. Wings are delicate, I mean, even aircraft wings and rotor blades, which are just smaller wings, are fragile. They have to be though. If they were stronger and heavier then the whole bird or insect or aircraft would be heavier and it would take that much more power to move it. I think of a deer or an antelope’s legs the same way … impossibly thin and delicate but needed to run fast. We have deer around here. Their bodies are the size of a large dog or even a human but I marvel at their legs, like sticks. And they can run! You should see them hop fences and bushes. Extraordinary. Anyway … yes, those thin wings. Amazing.
Now that I think of it, it seems that in the natural world there are many things that are delicate but strong … spider webs, viruses, love.