August 29, 2016

6 of 12+

We have been inundated with Ruby-throated hummingbirds for the past week.
It is a fool's game to try and count them, but being a fool is one of my strong points.

Anne and I gave up at 12-13 knowing there were more but they are impossible to track.


Archilochus colubris 

Scientists place hummingbirds and swifts in the same taxonomic order, the Apodiformes. The name means “without feet,” which is certainly how these birds look most of the time.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

1 comment:

Birds, Bugs, and Botany said...

Quite an awesome sight!