Cool Front Brings In More Ruby Throated Hummingbirds



The cool front that moved into Houston yesterday seems to have brought additional Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  I’ve seen a couple of mature males, a few females, and some juveniles.   A few weeks ago the Hummers didn’t appear to be that aggressive around the feeders, but now there is lots of competition.  The mature male, who was a little passive previously, is now actively guarding whatever feeder he is closest to.

Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird In Flight On Single Feeder

Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird In Flight On Single Feeder

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Green Background

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Green Background

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Flying Towards Feeder

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Flying Towards Feeder

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Beak In Feeder

Mature Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Beak In Feeder

Don & Kate - You’ve captured the tiny jewels beautifully. Ours are starting tp pull out now, and we’re going to miss them when they are all gone. Its interesting to see your activity pick up and they funnel south to Central America. Keep it up!September 19, 2012 – 6:07 am

texdr - Yes mine are getting ready to leave. I think a couple already have. The dominant male is still around, but some of the younger juveniles appear to have left. With the north winds blowing all week, I’m expecting most, if not all, to be gone by this weekendSeptember 19, 2012 – 11:02 am

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