Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

The One We Missed

February 24, 2020 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird... Read more

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My Turn with the Western Tanager

December 27, 2019 - While the bird was foraging behind some bushes, I was distracted by a Ruby-throated Hummingbird high in the neighbor's oak trees.... Read more

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Hummingbird Refraction in Salvia

December 3, 2017 -  In that photo, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird was nectaring at a black and blue salvia plant, which is a close cousin of the purple salvia in the foreground.... Read more

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Welcome Fall Birds!

October 22, 2017 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird Our hurricane hummers have gradually left us, either resuming their migratory travels or perhaps they found alternate nectar sources.... Read more

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The Survivors

September 17, 2017 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird Most local bird-watching places are closed after Irma.... Read more

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Early April in the Backyard

April 20, 2017 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Male) nectaring on Wendy's Wish salvia Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Female) nectaring on Purple Firespike We've had a couple of Prairie Warblers this spring (or the same one that stayed for several weeks).... Read more

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Welcome, Migrant Hummingbirds!

April 1, 2017 - Now is the time that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds make their perilous passage from the Yucatan peninsula across the Gulf of Mexico.... Read more

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Hummingbirds at My Mom’s Feeders

March 8, 2017 -  A male Ruby-throated hummingbird, and I was so happy when he flashed his bright red gorget at me!...  Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the most common in Florida, although I've never seen a Ruby-throated with a scalloped throat.... Read more

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Meet My Hummingbird!

November 9, 2016 -  (This blog post had better not jinx it!) Ruby-throated Hummingbird in my Backyard!... Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Look at that emerging red gorget!... Read more

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Another Backyard Birding Paradise

October 22, 2016 - Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Any day that I get to photograph hummingbirds is a good day.... Read more

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Hummingbirds in my Own Backyard!

May 6, 2015 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Female on Compton's Salvia) Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Male on Red Annual Salvia) If you are trying to attract hummingbirds and other birds to your Florida garden, I'd highly recommend the red annual salvia.... Read more

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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at Fort De Soto!

May 3, 2015 - Each spring, tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbirds fly non-stop across the Gulf of Mexico as part of their yearly migration to their breeding grounds.... Then at the Mulberry Tree area, there was one very cooperative male Ruby-throated Hummingbird who captivated my attention for a good hour.... Read more

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Yard Birding

November 22, 2013 -  Today's was a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird who visited our giant Coral Porterweed bushes.... Read more

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A Visit from a Hummingbird!

August 12, 2012 - I didn't get a very good look at the hummer, but I think it was a female or juvenile Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.... Read more

A Rainbow of Color at Fort De Soto

April 29, 2012 - At Callaway they stay high in the trees and sing their little song.  Rich and I came up with a pneumonic for their song: "told-ya, told-ya, told-ya-so!" At one point I heard the familiar call of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, and I looked over to see two females fighting over a hummingbird…... Read more

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Backyard Hummingbirds (I Have Proof!!)

October 22, 2011 - ...We had a great photo hike this morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I’m still going through my pictures, so check back tomorrow for those. This afternoon I looked out the window and saw a hummingbird in the backyard! I yelped “Rich!! Hummer!!” and grabbed the camera. This is our third hummer in the […] Read more

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Happy Birthday!

October 10, 2011 - ...Happy birthday to my favorite hummingbird enthusiast… :) I have another version of this shot that has a better head angle, but I like this one too because it shows how the bird was resting on the flower while he nectared. I guess if I zipped around as much as these little birds do, I’d […] Read more

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September 5, 2011 - The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird beats its wings up to 100 times a second.... Read more

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Callaway Gardens Vacation: Part 1 – Hummers!!

August 26, 2011 - We chose August for our trip not because of the sweltering heat, but because of the increased population of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds.  If you look at the bird counts on eBird, the peak time for hummers in Georgia is July-August.  When we first visited Callaway back in August 2008, we were…... Read more

We Found Woody!

June 18, 2011 - Red-Headed Woodpecker The nature center at Chinsegut is open only on Fridays and Saturdays.  We found it to be a really cool little place.  The best part was outside the center, where there's a butterfly garden with a ton of bird feeders.   There were a ton of birds, most of…... Read more

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Peaceful Morning at Bok Tower

October 9, 2010 - Perhaps the most surprising was the abundance of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, who we heard all over the gardens.... I drove Rich crazy watching and waiting until I got this one in great light, nectaring on some salvia bushes: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird I had said to Rich that I wanted to see a…... Read more

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Callaway Gardens Trip – Spring 2010

April 15, 2010 - Cedar Waxwing We had a very pleasant surprise when we saw ruby-throated hummingbirds at the herb garden entrance to the vegetable gardens.  I knew they returned to Georgia in April, but we saw so few of them last June, I didn't expect to see any this trip.  But we saw…... Read more

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Springtime at Bok Tower

April 2, 2010 - Tufted Titmouse I was very excited to see this male ruby-throated hummingbird near Exedra.  He was feeding in some salvia and sitting in the same bushes where we've seen them in the past.   This is the earliest I've seen hummers at Bok.  Last April I looked for them and never…... Read more

Hummingbirds at Leu Gardens

December 11, 2009 - Rich and I took his parents to Leu Gardens while they were here in Florida.  Being turtle people, they were excited to see the turtles in the pond: turtle I was more excited to see this female ruby-throated hummingbird nectaring.  It's late in the year to see hummers in Orlando. …... Read more

Fifth Anniversary – Callaway Gardens

June 5, 2009 - Ruby-throated hummingbird Painted lady butterfly Male Bluebird Female bluebird Blue Grosbeak House finches Eastern phoebe Great Blue Heron Female Summer Tanager Eastern Towhee Daddy and Baby Canadian Goose family Canadian Goose babies Brown thrasher Song Sparrow Giant Swallowtail Discovery Center Discovery Center birdfeeders Hummingbird garden Great blue heron reflection... Read more