Hummbird Minute.

As I stood near the service road across from Into the Mist I noticed a small bird at the top of a very large mimosa tree alongside the road. It was a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It’s always a thrill to see a hummingbird, and certainly many people get really close looks at them at their backyard feeders. But it’s always a special thrill to see one away from the feeders, even if it is in a mimosa tree (non-native).

The hummingbird at the top of the tree.
The hummer drinks from the mimosa flowers.

You can most certainly get better photos of a hummingbird at a feeder, but as I said, it’s nice to see them in a different light.

Keep an eye to the sky!

2 responses to Hummbird Minute.

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    Janell says:

    I heard an interesting presentation this past weekend on work that’s being done to study these fascinating little birds. The presenter was Bill Hilton, Jr. of SC, and his main project is:
    http://www.rubythroat.org/
    more information also at:
    http://www.hiltonpond.org/
    Anyone want to go to Belize to help band hummingbirds?

    • Greg Dodge
      Greg Dodge says:

      Yes, I know Bill Hilton. If anyone knows hummingbirds, he’s the one.
      Thanks,

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