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Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird

CMMC: Contains the letter U

An immature male Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. A popular summer visitor to Ontario with their arrival a sign that summer is close.

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week was chosen because it won’t be long before the Hummingbirds will be heading south for the winter.

I selected this photo of the species because it’s a personal favourite which was also published in a calendar. I’m say it’s an immature male because there appears to be some darker flecks in the feathers on the birds throat. That will be the ruby feathers starting to appear.

It’s also a slightly late contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: August Alphabet must have two M’s in the word prompt.

14 replies on “Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird”

Thanks Cee. It was pure chance that my Flora and Fauna Friday post worked for your Midweek Madness prompt. It didn’t even realise until I had the post written.

Nice files, shame about the camera. My flippy, twisty rear screen fell apart and is now held together with half a tube of plastic cement. Then it developed an electrical fault and started draining batteries when it was switched off.

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