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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

DiOhio

By Diohio


Ruby-throated Hummingbird

This male Ruby-throated hummingbird is sitting on my bittersweet vine which is close to a favorite red honeysuckle vine, guarding it as best as he can.



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looks like he means business!

25 Jun, 2008

amy
Amy
 

Lovely photo,

25 Jun, 2008

 

They can be VERY territorial. We have fights every summer over our feeder. Lovely pic!

25 Jun, 2008

 

What a handsome guy!

25 Jun, 2008

 

They also perform aerobatic feats over the monarda in my back garden...didn't know they verbalized til recently...they really scold!

4 Jul, 2008

 

Yes Lori, they have manuvers I never believed could be possible ! And they're in constant chatter here.......my yard sounds like it's full of squeaky toys ! I could never count them but I'd bet there are about 40 here this summer. I have 12 feeders out plus a yard full of nectar flowers for them.

4 Jul, 2008

 

wow...must keep you busy refilling feeders!

5 Jul, 2008

 

I refill a lot of them every day. I'm trying to replace some of the older 1/2 quart feeders with full quart feeders so they last more than a day. I'm making about a gallon of nectar for them each day. 1 part sugar to 4 parts water (or 1 cup sugar per quart).

6 Jul, 2008

 

Fantastic shot. What a lovely bird. You clever lady taking such a good picture of a bird, especially hummingbirds as I think they never sit still, well yours did!

11 Jul, 2008

 

great capture of the ruby throated hummer. We don't get that type of hummer in our area. Here we get the Rufous, Allen's and Anna's (these remain all winter some years.) This past winter we had a pair of them visiting our feeders for several months. They seemed to disappear just before the arrival back here of the Rufous hummers, but lately I keep thinking the Anna's might also be here again, as well as the rufous.

29 Apr, 2009



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