Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    A flash of green and red, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is eastern North America’s sole breeding hummingbird. These brilliant, tiny, precision-flying creatures glitter like jewels in the full sun.
    The extremely short legs of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird prevent it from walking or hopping. The best it can do is shuffle along a perch. Nevertheless, it scratches its head and neck by raising its foot up and over its wing.
    The Ruby-throated Hummingbird beats its wings about 53 times a second.
    "The first photo was taken at the Widener's home on the first week of June. The second was taken at the Deel's home on June 20th, 2015"