July 30, 2014

Bird on a wire

While sitting in the bird blind to photograph birds in the pond a hummer landed on the clothes line and buzzed at me.
Seeing as he was so insistent I took his photo.

The "ruby" throat was showing in all its glory.

Archilochus colubris

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are eastern North America’s only breeding hummingbird. But in terms of area, this species occupies the largest breeding range of any North American hummingbird.

The oldest known Ruby-throated Hummingbird was 9 years 1 month old.

source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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