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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris


Today my first hummingbird of the season returned from its wintering grounds in Central America. Males arrive before the females. Male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds don’t stick around long. Pairs are together long enough for courtship and mating – just a matter of days to weeks. Then he’s off on his own, and may begin migration by early August.

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Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Caleb.

CalebSteindel 6 years ago

simply stunning, tom!

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Spotted on May 2, 2015
Submitted on May 3, 2015

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