A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird for Ruby Tuesday
If you double click on this picture you can see the red bib of this male hummingbird in more detail. It looks like a layering of scales. The female Ruby=throated Hummingbird (as seen in the headert above does not have any red at its throat. The photo of the male hummingbird was taken a few years ago . This little bird was picked up from the street where my neighbour had found it lying. We assumed it perhaps had encpuntered a car and so waslying stunned on the road. We could see that it was still breathing and so our neighbour lay it on the edge of our birdbath birdbath until it recovered and flew away, restored to good health after its mishap and that is how I got such a good closeup.
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ohhh, this is so cute, so vulnerable ...
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I love hummers - how they shimmer and shine and sparkle! Great picture - is he on the ground?
This picture is beautiful. I've never seen one in this position - they are always hovering or dashing off before I can capture a shot.
Beautiful! Years ago, I was sitting on my back porch. I had on white dress with big red flowers on it. A hummingbird flew right up to me, it scared me at first, but it was the closest I have ever seen one.
How did you get this so close for a hummingbird? These is so pretty!
What a dear closeup of a hummie! Sometimes they fly right into our garage because there's an orange tag that hangs down from the manual release lever, and they zip into it, then zip out again...just checking, you know!
Great capture...he's a beauty!
This is a great shot! That's sweet that your neighbor rescued it.
A great shot & a great happy ever after tale!
This such a good shot. What a wonderful lil' bird. Thanks for sharing.
I'm so glad it was OK! They are so pretty and I imagine very fragile. I found one on the ground last year and was amazed at how light it was and how wonderful it was to hold it! I read somewhere about having a shoebox around to put them in for a few minutes when you find them...closed up...and then release them. It calms them or warms them or something. Wish I could remember the details.
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