Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Ruby-throated for Ruby Tuesday

Even in the semi-darkness of the foliage the ruby throat of this Ruby- throated Humming -bird radiates a message of its presence. It is only the male of this species that has the brillant red throat. The Ruby-throated is the only hummingbird that breeds in eastern North America.
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24 comments:

Leora said...

What an elegant bird. Majestic. Such a wonderful combination of greens, a bit of blue(?), white, yellow, black, and of course that bright red.

Yrsa said...

Very nice bird-pics with lovely srene colours and light :)

bobbie said...

This is the plumpest little fellow I have seen. Those that stop at my feeder seem much slimmer. Maybe I'm not feeding them enough.

These are marvelous pictures!

Ruth said...

Beautiful pictures, so many colours. I have never seen a hummingbird perched like that.

Mary said...

Lovely! I always seem to get pictures of the female. That last picture looks like it is sitting in mid-air!

magiceye said...

wow! brilliant!

Minkydo said...

oooh birds! My second favorite critter :) Nice shots.

the teach said...

These are perfect shots for Ruby Tuesday, Ann! And also for me - I've never seen this hummingbird up close and personal! :)

Gattina said...

What wonderful colors it has ! never seen such a little bird !

ellen b said...

Oh how sweet is that. I love this little birdie. Your photos are fabulous!!

Mimi Lenox said...

He looks ominous! Wouldn't want to mess with him...

My Ruby Tuesday is here.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Aren't those ruby throats amazing? I've got one that frequents my feeder but it's hardly this plump and I haven't been able to get any this great. Great job!

Geraldine said...

wow, what a cutie! great choice for ruby tuesday, well done Ann!

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Brian said...

I love the drone hummingbirds make.

Becky and Gary said...

You just never get enough of these little jewels. I'll sure miss them when they are gone for the summer. Wonderful pictures Ann.

kjpweb said...

What can I say - I adore these little ones!
Cheers, Klaus

abbey meadows said...

Fantastic shots of a beautiful bird. I think a trip over the pond is long overdue.

Dianne said...

He's beautiful! Love the shot of him peeking out from the shadows!

Deborah Godin said...

Great photos of all his bling!

Ralph said...

In the first photo, the red throat is about the only recognizable thing in the dark It is as attention getting as neon!

The other colors on this bird are nearly iridescent. Overall a great looking bird!

Mike - Fenphotography said...

WOW great shots you are so lucky to see these birds.

Raven said...

Wow! What wonderful photos!

Bobbie said...

What a beautiful little bird. You did a great job of capturing its colors -- even the iridescence on some of its feathers. Excellent Ruby Tuesday post!

Rambling Woods said...

Great photos Ann..I have blurry ones. My feeders need changing every 3 days with the heat....