Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

My last post featured a Gray Catbird flanked with pink orchids, and I mentioned another tiny bird I was watching in that same tree for this next post.

Had I known, I’d have visited much sooner this Hong Kong orchid tree in Everglades City that I found to be a magnet for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.  I saw six at one time drinking the nectar from the orchids several days ago.


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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)


Photographing them high up in a tree with their quick movements wasn’t so easy.  With no luck prior, I spent extra time the last two evenings to take on the challenge of getting at least a couple nice photos before the orchids and they disappeared.  All while sitting on my birding mobile!  😉



Ruby-throated Hummingbird (females)


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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)


I hope these brightened your day as they did mine!



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