The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is eastern North America’s sole breeding hummingbird. They fly straight and fast but can stop instantly, hover, and adjust their position up, down, or backwards with exquisite control. They often visit hummingbird feeders and tube-shaped flowers and defend these food sources against others. You may also see them plucking tiny insects from the air or from spider webs. This little darling (a female) was very inquisitive and often turned to check me out between nectar breaks. I took this In Rockaway, NJ USA. I used the Nikon D3100 and the 70-300 mm zoom lens.