Spring migration brings a small flow of hummingbirds through the backyard. I love watching these tiny travelers as they stop at my flowers to snack and rest after their long journey. It’s amazing to think of these small creatures flying non-stop across the entire Gulf of Mexico in one night!
This is a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. You can tell because she doesn’t have the bright red-colored throat of the male Ruby-throat. She is nectaring on a purple salvia bloom, like the one that inspired my macro photo “Suspended Animation.”
The hummers tend to pass through my yard at the time of year. They often come to nectar at dusk. They are a challenge to find and even more so to photograph. Someday I hope I can find a hummingbird nest to photograph!! :)