Ruby-throated Hummingbird ~ Archilochus colubris

These were taken last fall, by my hubby. We had just gotten the new easy camera, a Nikon Coolpix, however still needed to figure out how to use it. Lucky for us, the neighboring camp host had a plethora of bird feeders for us to shoot birds at. I love hummers! They are such unique birds. We were very blessed to see one nesting above our camper last summer.

I hope the new feeder I received as a gift brings more of them to my house. Although I’ve never gotten any remotely clear shots of them in my front yard, I do get many of them visiting. I have planted many tubular flowers that are in the red ranges of color, a favorite of theirs.

For now, I know it’s a bit early for these beauties to be up here in Northern Illinois… I’ll just refer to my migration map and be ready for their arrival!!


© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

28 thoughts on “Ruby-throated Hummingbird ~ Archilochus colubris

    • I just looked it up… Yes! How sad. There are no hummingbirds in all of Europe!
      Only North and South America have them.
      I’m glad I don’t see those caterpillars that do the congo! 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛


  1. I think they’re excellent shots. 🙂 And lovely little birds.
    I was trying again yesterday to snap my little sun bird – from metres away, inside the house and thro a window – not too good! You can just about make out it is a bird! 😀


  2. Lovely photos of the Ruby Throated hummingbird. I see them feeding on tropical salvia, Turks cap and, flame acanthus that is growing in my little butterfly/hummer patch. I have never put out supplemental feeders. We have in my area Ruby throated and the Black Chinned hummers. Fascinating birds to watch. They are wonderful to have around since they eat the tiny insects that are pests to humans and animals.

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