Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Beautiful Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
I don't think there is another backyard bird that gets me as excited as a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. We don't get them every year, and we don't see them regularly, so when they are around we really appreciate it.

I've been seeing this handsome fellow for a little over two weeks now, usually in the evenings when Rob is at work. He has his favorite branch to preen on after feeding. This past Saturday he was around quite often allowing Rob to get a few pics of him.

Excuse me, I'm eating here. 
His favorite spot in the pine tree.
I've been really careful with his feeders and sugar water this year after learning about the fungus and disease that can kill these beauties because of black mold. Wash your feeders regularly with nothing but hot water, change sugar water 3-4 times a week, daily in humid conditions, and remember it's 1/4 Cup of Sugar to 1 Cup of Boiling Water (let cool). Keep them healthy and enjoy them while they're here! 

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