Tag: ruby-throated hummingbird

Levels of Ruby

Only the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird has the distinctive ruby throat. On occasion, I have been confused by a male that is holding back displaying his iridescent red feathers – thinking the bird was a female. Depending upon the light and the way the bird… Continue Reading “Levels of Ruby”

The Birds & The Bees

Earlier I posted a couple of photos of the Bumble Bees that have been taking advantage of the nectar we offer to the Hummingbirds. I was able to get some photos of Hummers feeding in the presence of the bees. They truly don’t seem… Continue Reading “The Birds & The Bees”

The Next Generation

Nature is amazing. An example is the Ruby-throated hummingbird. As referenced HERE, this tiny bird weighs just 3-4 grams. In comparison, a US nickel weighs about 5 grams. Twice a year they make an incredible journey – first to winter over in Central America… Continue Reading “The Next Generation”

Hummers!

It wasn’t my plan to film hummingbirds this afternoon. On the agenda was transplanting several bushes and a Mulberry tree that I acquired as dry-root cuttings back in early Spring. When they arrived we weren’t ready to put them into the ground (it was… Continue Reading “Hummers!”

Plenty of Hummers

Earlier this Spring/ Summer I was worried. Just like the Bluebirds, the Hummingbirds were very late in arriving. Even then, there were only a couple of individual birds coming to our feeders. I was afraid that the Deep Freeze in February had a seriously… Continue Reading “Plenty of Hummers”