Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 The ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common hummingbird found in North America. They are the only hummingbird that breeds in the eastern half of the continent, most of which is included in their breeding territory. During the winter they migrate to southern Mexico and Central America.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 Hummingbirds have very short legs. This makes it very difficult for them to walk or hop. Typically they hover or fly to get from one spot to another. While hovering or flying their wings can beat at approximately 53 times per second.



6 comments:

Susan (ABON) said...

I love Hummingbirds! The Ruby-throats are gone for the season but I look forward to their return next year. Nice shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

Both these shots are wonderful although catching the first bird in flight is brilliant

Marie Flutterby said...

Just love hummingbirds they're so beautifully adorable; beautiful captures. =0)

BumbleVee said...

They really are the most beautiful and sweetest little things ....

SamuraiFrog said...

I love these little guys. I wish I could get them to come up to my balcony more often.

SamuraiFrog, ABCW

Roger Owen Green said...

I need a bird feeder...

ROG, ABCW