I Hate to be Redundant but…
There no way that I could pass on posting more about the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. These marvelous little creatures are all over my backyard, I’ve estimated that we have about 5 individuals, they’re playing chase all day and coming to their feeder to drink their nectar juice.
They are getting more familiarized to the area because they perch on branches near by and sit for a little bit longer, which allows me to get more and better shots of them.
Sometime when I go out to refill the other feeders, one of the hummingbirds comes very close to me and hovers for a second. One day I was looking out the kitchen glass door and suddenly I was looking at one staring at me at only inches from my face at the other side of the glass. They are lovely birds. I have figured that the male size is 2.5 inches and the female is 3 inches.
Text and photographs © HJ. Ruiz – Avian 101