Ruby-throated Hummingbird (108)
|The Ruby-throated is the only species of hummingbirds we have here in Ohio. This is a male and is the first to return each spring to establish territories around nectar rich flowers.|
Both male and female are very protective of their territorial range and will not hesitate to chase off intruders. They will at times dive bomb their advisories in a display of aerial antics that would make even the best of aircraft pilots envious.
This is a photo of a male who was one of our earliest visitors this spring. I love to sit out back and listen to their tweeting sounds and buzzing wings as they visit our feeders.
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