Happy Monday everyone!
I am sharing the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, these are various photos I took thru the summer. By now, some my hummers are on the way south for the winter. I wish them safe travels. I may see a straggler come thru and I will leave my feeder up just in case.
The female has all white underparts and is emerald green above. They can hover at the flowers due to their high wingbeat frequency.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is 2-3 inches long.
These hummingbirds have heart rates up to 1260 beats per minute and have been able to fly 20 hours non-stop.
You can see they have a forked tail below and have that long bill.
A shot of the male below, it is hard to get the ruby-throat looking colorful without having some sunlight shining on this pretty hummer. They are feisty birds, I have seen them chase away larger birds if they think they have to share their feeders.
I will look forward to next spring and to see these beauties in my yard.
I hope you enjoyed my hummingbird photos and post.
As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.
My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday