June 11, 2013

Fill 'er up.

Fill 'er up. by ricmcarthur
Fill 'er up., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Earlier in the spring we had at least 8 ruby throated hummingbirds chasing around out yard.
Things have settled down to 3 or perhaps four now.

They are aggressive and don't like to share the feeders.
This one was taking advantage of a break on the action to fuel up.

Male has a fiery red throat, iridescent green back and a forked tail. It is 3 3/4 inches long (10cm).
It is common in the eastern U.S. and Canada.

Archilochus colubris

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