Category Archives: Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds And Monarch Butterflies Arrive

I guess it might be pure coincidence, or perhaps something related to the wind and weather, but both the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and the Monarch Butterflies were sighted today.  I saw 3 Monarch Butterflies (no pictures unfortunately as I was driving), and when I got home, I noticed a familiar sound I haven’t heard since […]

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Ready For Birds And Butterflies Fall Migration?

Are you ready for the Fall Migration of Birds and Monarch Butterflies?  Fall officially starts on September 22, but the migration for many animals and insects have already begun. Journey South (for the Fall migration. For the Spring migration it’s called Journey North) has published it’s second update for the annual Monarch Butterfly migration (http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/fall2013/update090513.html).  […]

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Juvenile Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Feeding

Ventured out in the heat to take some pictures of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. A juvenile male Hummer volunteered as my subject.  He was feeding on the Bottlebrush, Coral Honeysuckle (always a favorite), and just the regular hummingbird feeders.    

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Young Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird On Chaste Tree

I’m continuing to see Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. It’s still about 3 weeks early from when I normally see large numbers of them, but I always welcome their visit.  Right now, I think I have about 5 hummers. It’s not uncommon for them to hang out around this large Chaste tree that I have.  It provides […]

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Why Do I Have So Many Ruby Throated Hummingbirds In The Summer?

In addition to my recently discovered mystery regarding Wrens and Cardinals eating mealworms, I also seem to have an influx of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  Traditionally, I might see one Ruby Throated Hummingbird in the Summer months, but so far I have counted four.  It’s way too early for them to have already started migrating (typically […]

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Spring Is In The Air With Birds, Butterflies, and Bees

I’ve got lots of news to share (especially since it’s been so long since I have posted), but only 1 picture. Let me start with what all is occurring in the backyard. The Monarch Butterflies have arrived, but unfortunately I’ve only seen 1-2. The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds just arrived today (March 19).  There is one […]

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Female Ruby Throated Hummingbirds Are The New Visitors

We had a reasonably strong wind today, and that appears to have brought in some new female Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  I counted at least 5 around the feeders, and they were being very aggressive towards one another.  Previously I’ve had a mature male hanging around, but I didn’t see him at all today.

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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 […]

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Doves, Cardinals, and Hummingbirds In The Birdstream

The disappearing bird stream I built is really starting to attract some visitors.  In these 4 video clips, you’ll see several Cardinals taking a bird bath, some Eurasian Collared Doves bathing and drinking, and at the end, if you look towards the back of the video where the Hummingbird feeder is located, you’ll see a […]

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Ruby Throated Hummingbird Pictures From The Weekend

I haven’t noticed any new Ruby Throated Hummingbird migration arrivals, just the same 4-5 that I’ve had for the last few days.  What I have noticed is that these little birds are dangerous right now.  I also got smacked in the head twice by them.  They are so busy fighting over the feeders, they don’t […]

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The Ruby Throats Are Here!

No pictures tonight (I’ll work on getting some this weekend), but wanted to share the news for those around the Houston area.  It appears the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds have arrived for their annual migration.  I counted 5 today, whereas previously I had sporadically only seen 1-2.  They were also quite noisy and curious, which is […]

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Sigma 180mm f2.8 Macro Lens Review

Let me start off by saying I had very high hopes for this lens and I have no bias against Sigma.  I’m also not an expert, so feel free to take my review with a grain of salt.  In short, I am returning this lens.  I’m just not loving it, and to my eyes, the […]

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