Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's Wild Bird I am sharing the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds I have been seeing lately in our yard. They will begin migrating soon and I will miss seeing them zooming all around me. I believe the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the first out of my hummingbird family to leave. The female stays behind to be sure her babies are strong to make the trip.




These Hummingbirds are amazing little birds that migrate across the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.







I have been filling the three hummingbird feeders daily. So, I either have a lot of hummers or they are fueling up for their trip south. I wish them all a safe journey.

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Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your nice comments. I always appreciate your visits.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

52 comments:

barbara l. hale said...

Nice series of shots of these beautiful little beings!

Brian King said...

Nice shots! Ours didn't even show up until the end of July. We have 3 or 4 and they only come in one at a time. They're fun to watch!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So pretty! We are just starting to see hummingbirds here at the lake. Yours are so beautiful.

Carole M. said...

how special to have these in your garden; I'd LOVE that. Beautiful birds they are ...

HansHB said...

Nice to see Your photos from the birdfeeder!

Lynne said...

Is it just at our house . . . the Hummingbirds are swarming in droves! I fill the feeder sometimes twice a day!

Love your wonderful close ups!

Frank said...

Super little beauties.

TexWisGirl said...

they are just so CUTE! :)

Faye said...

Your hummers are like little jewels, especially around the feeders. Amazing to think they migrate so far with their size. I've seen only two--a yellow and a dun colored.

I left you a comment on my blog, but realize that you won't be back to see it. It was just a thianks for helping me correctly identify my little blue boy. I had just seen a blue tit on Andrew's post and thought uh-oh! My bird is not a jay it's a tit and then you confirmed. I have so much to learn, but what a pleasure.

Carletta said...

Hi Eileen,
I've been away almost a month so it's nice to catch up with you.
I'm already dreading the hummers flying away.
I like your shot of the three at the feeders. It really shows off their colors.

caite said...

look at the throat on that last one! very nice...

Chris Rohrer said...

Wonderful pics Eileen! I miss the Ruby. These hummers are wonderful friends to have around:)

Linda Gross said...

Very nice pictures of the hummers!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

That is a large feeder!! I think hummers are amazing also as they have to migrate so far. Thanks for sharing. cheers.

Carver said...

Great shots of the hummers.

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful birds.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful series of shots!

Maria said...

What magnificent creatures these are.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous little birds! They're amazing. I love the last photo.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the Hummingbirds.

Margaret Adamson said...

it is wonderful to be able to see these wonderful birds so close and great shots.

Digi-Irma said...

Hello Eilleen.
Beautiful pictures of hummingbirds.


Greetings Irma

Gary Phillips said...

Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful birds - how long do they stay with you during the summer?

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Well captured

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Nice shots

i stora drag said...

Great to see your little hummingbirds, we don't have them in Sweden. I think the feeders are so cute too!
Thanks for your comment about the storks! Greetings Pia :)

Pearl Maple said...

They are such sweet little creatures, a real treat to enjoy them for the season

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful, tiny gems!!!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!Great shots!!!
The Hummingbirds are very beautiful birds!!Sad seeing them going away!!
Thanks for sharing!Have a lovely day!
Hugs!
Dimi...

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice shots. I have only seen a hummingbird once in my yard this summer which is unusual. It must have to do with the weather.
Judith

DeniseinVA said...

Oh I love these photos Eileen, hope I get to see some hummers on our trip.

Montanagirl said...

I just posted on Hummers today as well! I have not seen one Hummingbird yet - My feeder is out, and I'm hoping they arrive soon.

Pat said...

Nice shots. Our hummers arrived rather late this year and I've only seen three. The male's feathers look pretty worn out and I hope he can successfully migrate south this fall.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful hummingbird viewing.
Eileen, can you help me with the name of this bird? link http://hbt.finus.dk/ # post679
I / we have an acquaintance who is very knowledge about birds, but he's not 100% sure if it is / or is not a meadow pipit.
Thanks in advance :) Hanne Bente

PS! Dimi - has skevet that I should try to ask you!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fun to see the little hummers! I only had a couple come to my feeder earlier so I took the feeder down.

Liz said...

What gorgeous birds, Eileen! I always admire the Hummingbirds you and others share.
And I'm honored that you are following me. Thank you!

rainfield61 said...

They never forget to be cute.

Kevin Franck said...

I miss seeing the Hummingbirds. Thee are none here in Sweden.

Laura said...

So lovely Eileen!

Nette Cecilia said...

lovley birds on the birdfeeder ,i saw them at the first time when i was in Canada years a go ,Nette

Stephanie said...

They are adorable!

George said...

These photos are all wonderful. You did a great job of capturing your hummingbirds.

Jemma said...

They are so precious! I want to hug them:)
This is interesting info about how your feeders are being drained rapidly! My daughter, who lives in Oklahoma, has been experiencing the same thing-how can these tiny birds eat so much!!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Kay said...

Nice shots

Merlesworld said...

They are tiny.
Merle.........

Betsy Adams said...

We have Ruby-throated here also, Eileen... We have more now than we did at the first of Summer. But--we still don't have too many (as in past years).... They are just gorgeous little birds.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rebecca said...

What great shots of a hard bird to photograph!

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Eileen - thank you for giving your time to look at my problem ID. of bird. Wish you a good Thursday :) Hanne Bente

MyMaracas said...

Nice shots! They're not easy to photograph.

Very few of my hummers this year are males. No idea what's up with that. The back deck always seems so empty and lonely when they leave; I hate to see them go.

Rambling Woods said...

Great photos Eileen..I just cleaned and filled mine up today. I was surprised at how low they were after only 4 days..have to clean them so often..Michelle

Neil said...

Great series.

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