Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, June 14, 2017

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 4, 2017
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris, are tiny birds (3 ½ inches, 9 cm). Only the males have the distinctive red throat feathers. Hummingbirds are in almost constant motion, perching only briefly to rest. They have the amazing ability to fly in any direction including backwards!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 8, 2017
The females are not as colorful, but pretty nonetheless. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird's breeding range is the eastern half of the United States and parts of Canada. They migrate to Mexico and the Central American countries to spend the Winter.

 Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 13, 2017
You can attract them to your house by planting red tubular flowers like this Red Buckeye, and by hanging Hummingbird feeders filled with sugar water. (Sorry, they move too fast for me to photograph them feeding).

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11 comments:

  1. These birds are so petite and pretty.

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  2. Hello, great captures of your Hummingbird. The flowers are pretty, I recently bought some bee balm to attract the hummers. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. Hi Lea, I think you have done well to capture these gorgious birds knowing how fast moveing they are.
    Take care, Gordon.

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  4. Lovely little hummingbird, I have not seen one of those as we do not get them here. Great photos!

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  5. Beautiful hummingbird shots and I love the buckeye plant!

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  6. What wonderful photos of these tiny beauties! You are so blessed to have them in your garden!

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  7. Oh Lea...GREAT poses of both the hummingbirds!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us birders this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

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