And yet the ruby-throated hummingbird
of summer has arrived, supping from the comfrey blossoms.
Fifteen (88 %) of the long-distance migrants in April were Swainson's Thrush, the other two were Wood Thrush and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird
. In October, eight of the migratory species were Swainson's Thrush and the other two were Black-and-white Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons).
Some of these include the black -capped chickadee, the mourning dove, the red-winged blackbird, the cardinal, the blue jay, the white breasted nuthatch, the tufted titmouse, the American goldfinch, the ruby-throated hummingbird
, and of course, the robin.
caught in golden silk spider web.
Imagine the sophistication of the programming that directs the activities of a ruby-throated hummingbird
, all neatly packaged in that tiny, finite brain!
Parrent is studying pollinators native to her region - such as the monarch butterfly, ruby-throated hummingbird
, bumblebee and squash bee-with the help of her community.
We spent the next 10 minutes passing the field glasses back and forth as we carried on like a pair of peeping Toms watching the bathing antics of the female ruby-throated hummingbird
. Eventually the tiny bird wearied of our avian voyeurism, shook herself off vigorously and flew into a nearby aspen tree where she lighted on a branch to preen in the sun.
The map shows the summer range, winter range, and migration range of the ruby-throated hummingbird
. These birds nest in the eastern United States and Canada during the spring and summer.
Flying in from Mexico, the April 29 ruby-throated hummingbird
sipping sugar water at my Grafton feeder was part of the tropical vanguard.
A ruby-throated hummingbird
's iridescent greens and reds are structural colors.
Among nonpasserines, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers were abundant at all three sites; whereas, Ruby-throated Hummingbird
, Chimney Swift, Northern Flicker, and Hairy Woodpecker were abundant at Bohm Woods (Table 5).
death by common burdock (Arctium minus).