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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris

Description:

Young female

Notes:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ruby-...

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11 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

It is difficult to get photos of small and active birds. You have done a great job.

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank you! Hard to get photos of these birds they are very fast.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Pretty bird, loved the bill.

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank you. I have tried to photograph these hummingbirds for 6 months and they always fly away. It was close to sunset when I finally got close to this one. Some people hang hummingbird feeders up for them in the winter and get photos. I have planted a lot of flowers for them nearby so they can feed.Honeysuckle and jasmine, Morning glory's.

robo panda
robo panda 8 years ago

That is an amazing picture how did you do that?

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thank you, Emma!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Cute bird!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thanks Alice. They have been in the gardens for years! I think I need to put up a feeder?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Likely a female Rubythroat. They stayed around or went through for a long time this year!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Thanks. These birds are hard to photograph! I have tried for 6 months to get close to one.

NicoleB
NicoleB 8 years ago

I agree on the Hummingbird. Type no idea.... Look up the females of the various types, maybe?

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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