Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

For the last few days a pair of Ruby-throated hummingbirds
have been visiting our feeder. I think they have a little nest
somewhere in one of the trees in our front yard.
Here is a picture I took while sitting on the front porch.
I wish that I could have got a picture of both of them,
but they rarely came at the same time to the feeder.
Maybe I can get a few more pictures soon.



  1. Here is some information about the Ruby-throated Hummingbird that you may not know. Hope you enjoy it.

    The best way to distinguish the Ruby-throated Hummingbird from all other species of hummingbirds except Black-chinned Hummingbird by their call.

    The Ruby-throated Hummingbird has a total estimated population of over 7 million individuals. This species of hummingbird was hunted during the nineteenth century for its beautiful plumage, but the Ruby-throated Hummingbird now enjoys protection from harvest through the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This act declares unlawful the taking, killing, or possessing of migratory birds. It is also listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna of 1975.

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  2. Thank you so much for all the wonderful information. It certainly is amazing how Hummingbirds live and feed. It's so sweet to watch them perch on tree branchs, and come to the feeder!