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My husband said to me yesterday “It’s not summertime….hummertime.” I calculated by the number we see at once and the rate we are going through hummingbird nectar that we may have as many as 100 hummers in the yard. Hummer Wars at the feeder keep us very amused.

This is a male Ruby Throated Hummingbird.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) are small hummingbirds that breed in southern Canada (central Alberta east to Nova Scotia) south to central and eastern USA (North Dakota east to Maine, and south to southern Texas. Vagrants travel as far west as California. This species occupies the largest breeding range of any North American hummingbird.

They winter from central Mexico to western Panama in Central America. Some are year-round visitors in southern Florida.

During the spring and fall migrations, many of these tiny hummingbirds accomplish an amazing nonstop, 500-mile flight across the Gulf of Mexico. Considering that these tiny birds weigh as little as one US penny (the average male weighs even less), this is an impressive achievement.

Nikon D300s North Carolina

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Comments

  • mikrin
    mikrinalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Pam!

    Excellent colors and detail!

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant image dear Pam!

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreameralmost 3 years ago

    Another “fantabulous” image Pam! Great shot my friend! XXSUEXX

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • petegrev
    petegrevalmost 3 years ago

    wow! what an amazing capture!

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Bricealmost 3 years ago

    Great photo Pam. You’ve captured him so clearly.

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongalmost 3 years ago

    Marvelous male capture! Really nice! Very addicting watching them. ~Sam

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    Many CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature, wonderful work.

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago


    Hummingbirds Challenge
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