Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Texas Birds

A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Texas; 6/22/2011.
Hummingbirds are always fun to watch as they buzz around flower gardens and Hummingbird feeders. My sister in Texas, had a hummingbird feeder which she filled with sweetened beet juice. It sure worked. Not long after she filled it and hung it up, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Above & Below) found it and spent much of the hot afternoon drinking the beet juice. Ruby-throats are the only Hummingbird we have in Illinois, and in Texas it is one of two (along with the Black-chinned) that are common in Texas.
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on beet juice, Texas; 6/22/2011.

A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Superior, WI; 8/9/2011.

Female Ruby-throats (Above), actually don't possess the brilliant red throat  A couple of weeks ago while travelling up to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota, we stopped at a lakeside park off of Lake Superior in Superior, WI, there was a bouquet of Ruby-throats hovering around a flower garden in this park.
Sunset of the day
Sunset photo taken from out of the car window in Michigan; 8/7/2008.

1 comment:

Chesney said...

Incredible captures...these are so fast, and you shot them with such clarity...NICE!