This is the cover shot of my Beautiful Backyard Birds calendar!
Ruby-throated hummingbirds are small, territorial hummingbirds. Both male and female fight over just about everything. Territory, mates, food,…..EVERYTHING. I staked out this feeder in Rockaway, NJ USA and watched in awe as these miracles of flight chased and fought each other endlessly for one extra sip of nectar. This little female seemed especially curious about me, and sat and eyed me more than once. I took this with the Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 85mm macro lens. =)