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ruby throated hummingbird

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    Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

  2. Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

    A quick pause in the action.
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
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    The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are back. I've seen them buzzing around since about May 10 but couldn't get a shot of one till May 14. Hope to get better shots as they get used to my presence. This one was high in a tree in our yard with the sun was high in the sky so not the best lighting.
  6. On the fly

    On the fly

    Male 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
  7. Female ruby-throated hummingbird

    Female ruby-throated hummingbird

    Not one all year, then she shows up at the end of the season! A ruby-throated hummingbird, common through most of eastern United States.
  8. Ruby Throated Humminbird

    Ruby Throated Humminbird

    One of the last shots I got before they disappeared for the season. Taken in late August but they have seemed to leave early this year, haven't seen one since early Sept. I thought I had time for more photos of them because they hung around late last season, I was making sightings of them till...
  9. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Gilded by backlit sunlight, and ready to take on a rival that has the high ground.
  10. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    I'm not sure but think this might be an immature male due to the faint streaking on its chin. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for not making comments on other's photos here lately. Been very busy helping our daughter move over the last while, and it has been much more of a job...
  11. Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Sitting and studying these birds like any other bird you find their perching locations. This photo turned out well. Hope my birding family is well and that the good Lord is providing and blessing you with love.
  12. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    This fellow hangs around a feeder that is very close to where I sit on my deck. He's often on a branch just a few meters away. I often talk to him and he seems quite relaxed around me. So much so that he rarely shows his ruby throat patch. Maybe I should re-name him the Sometimes Ruby Throated...
  13. Reflecting on Hummingbirds...(Archilochus colubris)

    Reflecting on Hummingbirds...(Archilochus colubris)

    Ruby throated Hummingbird. The two shots are of the same bird, taken about 1 second apart. The bird turning his head a fraction of an inch into the direction of the morning sun made the difference in the color difference in his red 'necklace' and to a lesser extent the green feather color on...
  14. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    They're all gone now. I haven't seen any at the feeders for three days now. Gone South for the winter. See you next spring!
  15. SAT FUN- Paddle Tailed Hummer

    SAT FUN- Paddle Tailed Hummer

    I spied this hummer and thought, "OMG, what is that? It has such unusual tail!" Then I realized it was just a leaf in front of the hummer.
  16. Backlit Hummer

    Backlit Hummer

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird hovering near a feeder, backlit by the morning sun.
  17. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    They are always bickering over the feeders. They don't share a feeder like you see in other areas. This guy had his sips and then went into this tree nearby to keep watch for rivals. He will try to chase off any other hummers that try to feed on it.
  18. Ruby-throated hummingbird

    Ruby-throated hummingbird

    This hovering hummer--possibly a young bird hatched just this season--kept an eye on me as I aimed my camera for a shot at the feeder. With the absence of any hint of red on the throat, I'm assuming this is a female.
  19. Ruby Throated Hummingbird Female

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird Female

    I have several juvenile hummers coming to the feeders now. They are much less cautious about humans than the adults were. I was standing less than two meters from the feeder when I took this. She was keeping a cautious eye on me, but still stayed for a nice long drink. What elegant, beautiful...
  20. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    I had to cut several dead branches off a tree near where my hummer feeders are. (They were right over a path and I feared they might break off and cause injury) They were favorite perches for the hummers and good places to grab shots of them. Now I am having a more difficult time getting decent...
  21. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    She's a beauty.
  22. Ruby Throated Hummingbird Female

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird Female

  23. Ruby Throated Hummingbird Male

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird Male

    He was hovering just outside my living room window
  24. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

    Can you overdose on hummer shots? I hope not!
  25. Ruby Throated Hummingbird Female

    Ruby Throated Hummingbird Female

    The girls are here, but they must be nesting already. They zoom in from nowhere, take a few sips from the feeder, and zoom away. The only place I can get a bead on them is on the feeder.