The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are starting to appear. I’m guessing we have about 6 or so right now. Strangely enough, I don’t know if we’ve gone a month this summer when we didn’t have them, but then it was only 1-2.
One thing I learned from taking pictures of them tonight, is that I am out of practice once again for taking pictures of these fast birds. I’ll get there, just be patient with me and the quality of the pictures.
From what I can tell, we have one older male, and the rest are juvenile males and females. Since we are only looking at around 6, there should be many more arriving. A couple of summers we had 50 of more. It would be nice to see that many again.
So, for the first Fall Migration of the Ruby Throated Hummers, here they are.
Let’s call this one Big Daddy
This other fella is just a juvenile.
I like the angle this one is flying in, I just wish it was a better picture with a better background
These last two are Hummers getting nectar from the Cigar Plant. Every year they love this plant
I’ll be working this weekend on trying to set up some better shots with the better lighting in the morning