Ruby-throated Hummingbird

*Photo Credit: Gary Whiting

The Hummingbirds are BACK!! The unmistakable humming sound of the Hummingbirds’ wings and light vocal chittering signals the true start of spring!
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, which are the most common type of Hummingbird we see here, are easily attracted to feeders. Typically, the hummingbirds display aggressive territorial behavior towards other hummingbirds and even insects. Sometimes, birds will “claim” a feeder as its territory and may spend much of the day perched nearby, guarding the food source against intruders.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are bright emerald or golden-green on the back and crown, with gray-white underparts. Only the males have the distinctive red throat for which the species is named.

Check out Emily’s video of hand feeding Hummingbirds: