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archilochus colubris

  1. _Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Male

    _Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Male

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) male.
  2. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) looks like a juvenile male though it might be a female. Nectaring red bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus: Myrtaceae). Like a lot of plants it goes by several common names. Some plant taxonomist are placing Callistemon citrinus in the genus Melaleuca.
  3. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Several of these common migrants were attracted to hummingbird feeders here. They breed further north and the volunteers remove the feeders in May to encourage them to migrate. This is an adult male showing a black chin framing the top of the glittering red gorget. The ruby red is iridescent...
  4. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) female nectaring common sunflower (Helianthus annuus: Asteraceae). This was such a surprise to me because I had never seen a hummingbird nectar a common sunflower before.
  5. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  6. Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

    A quick pause in the action.
  7. A (very angry) Ruby-throated hummingbird

    A (very angry) Ruby-throated hummingbird

    What do you do when the feeder's empty? Give her the stink-eye: she has cats; so don't worry, she'll know exactly what it means.
  8. That annoying itch you just can't scratch (Ruby-throated hummingbird)

    That annoying itch you just can't scratch (Ruby-throated hummingbird)

    Don't you just hate that? Unlike many gardeners and birders, I only have a ten-day window to catch this little female Ruby-throated hummingbird. She always stops by, alone, on her way south to wherever during the first or second week of September, and then I don't see her again until the...
  9. They're rolling in :)

    They're rolling in :)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  10. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) male.
  11. They must be on their way

    They must be on their way

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  12. Mama taking a break

    Mama taking a break

    Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  13. Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Male

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Male

    Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) male
  14. Ruby-throated, juvenile male perched in a Yaupon

    Ruby-throated, juvenile male perched in a Yaupon

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1st year male. This little pollen-head was perched in a yaupon at a place it could ambush other hummingbirds coming by (lol).
  15. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, females

    Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, females

    Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) females exchanging pleasantries (lol).
  16. FINALLY!


    Finally got my computer back :) Juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird!


    I think this was a first year hummer. It was very bold and curious about me. Checking me out by hovering and circling around me, then landing very close by to continue its inspection.
  18. Just after the rain storm

    Just after the rain storm

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird Not sure it's a female or immature male but the white tail tips makes me lean toward female.
  19. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    At Huntington Beach State Park
  20. On Watch Peacefully

    On Watch Peacefully

    Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird The Ruby-throated Hummingbird weighs less than a nickel, and like all hummingbird species including the Calliope and Rufous, it is a master of flight. Beating its wings 60 to 80 times a second, this tiny sprite creates a blur of motion and a whirring, insect-like...
  21. Back on his perch

    Back on his perch

    Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird It's like that perch has become his watch limb to keep other hummers away from "his" feeder.
  22. Either a pollen head or..

    Either a pollen head or..

    His adult feathers have not finished blooming. Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  23. Ruby Throated Hummingbird female

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird female

    A somewhat soggy female just after a huge downpour
  24. Ruby Throated Hummingbird male

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird male

    Managed to catch this one sneaking up on a nearby feeder
  25. Sorry, One more I hope :)

    Sorry, One more I hope :)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are bright emerald or golden-green on the back and crown, with gray-white underparts. Males have a brilliant iridescent red throat. Seemed to be dealing with quite a few this week.