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Birding Photography 14

Happy Birding Day 14!!

Todays topic on Birding photography is the
Ruby Throated Hummingbird!

This ruby throated hummingbird was taken at NC botanical Gardens a few years back with My mentor Al D.

I see a lot of ruby throated hummingbirds in my backyard and at my hummingbird feeder during the spring and summer months here in Norh Carolina.

The ruby throated hummingbird belongs in the hummingbird family.  The males upper parts and crowns are iridescent green . The chest and vent areas of the hummingbird are white. the throat color is red.  Female hummingbird has green color above and white below. just like in this photograph above of this female ruby throated hummingbird. It hoovers at feeders and at red and purple or orange  flowers a lot of the times in gardens. It beats its wings dozens of times. . The male wing makes a humming sound. By fact the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. It can be found in woodland edges, fields and gardens and can be found around this area March to October.


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