242/365 Hummingbird

by Helen Anders August. 29, 2020 260 views

I’m so happy hummingbirds are stopping by for a visit on their migration south. This is a female ruby-throated hummingbird. The male has a ruby red throat and the female has a dark one. I read that there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world and they are all restricted to the Western Hemisphere. Interesting! Safe flight home, little lady! 😊

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Bob Chappell 2 months, 3 weeks ago

super flight capture Helen

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Tsao T-F 2 months, 3 weeks ago

The picture you took is so beautiful. I am wonder how many time did you spend for catching this moment?
I have the same sad mood as Adrian that there is no hummingbird in Taiwan, too?angry
Maybe it is not really so bad to have pseodo-hummingbirds here...smile
https://www.photoblog.com/tsao/2019/06/08/the-balcony-observers-150th-report-humming-bird-hawk-moth-macroglossum-spp-chang-hui-tian-e/

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW! Great shot!
Always a treat!
+1grinning+1

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G B 2 months, 3 weeks ago

wonderful and joyous!!!

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Adrian Morris 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Great picture. "More than 300 species of hummingbirds in the world" - unfortunately there are none in the UK.

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Helen Anders Replied to Adrian Morris 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Wow, that really surprises me that there are none in the UK. My bird book says the Western Hemisphere and now I found this online:  “Hummingbirds are only found in the Americas, and depending on the species, they may be seen as far north as Canada and Alaska and as far south as Argentina and Chile. Hummingbirds can be found in all types of habitats, from thick forests to open meadows to tropical rainforests to the arid edges of deserts.“.  I’ll have to read up more about them.

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Johnny Chan 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Amazing shot and incredible bokeh!

2 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Helen Anders Replied to Johnny Chan 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Johnny! 😊

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