Ruby-throated Hummingbird At The Cabin

By | May 4, 2015

It was great to see the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds back at my cabin in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. A male has been defending its territory so it has been crazy on my deck where I have the feeder.

The male did pause long enough for me to make this photo:

A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird Photo

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Canon 7D2 | Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L v2 | @400mm | 1/2000 | f/6.3 | ISO 1000

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Facts

Ruby-throated hummingbirds are solitary. Adults of this species are not social, other than during courtship (which lasts a few minutes); the female also cares for her offspring. Both males and females of any age are aggressive toward other hummingbirds. They may defend territories, such as a feeding territory, attacking and chasing other hummingbirds that enter. (Wikipedia)

9 thoughts on “Ruby-throated Hummingbird At The Cabin

  1. Robert Porterfield

    Great shot! I know how difficult it is to get a nice pic of those gorgeous (but elusive) birds because of my own feeble attempts. Thank you!

  2. Donna Rodeghiero

    Love these critters! And they truly are hard to catch but at least this one was “sitting” nicely for you. Love your photography!

  3. Steve Creek Post author

    Thanks Robert and Donna! The hard part is to get the light right. I couldn’t get a morning light in my area because of the trees. This was taken around 10 A.M.

  4. Valerie

    Beautiful hummer! He’s handsome and looks healthy. We’ve been feeding the ruby-throateds for years and they are a joy.

  5. ritaroberts

    Oh ! So beautiful.. Fantastic shot Steve. Can I use this just for my laptop picture nothing else ?. L love birds and we have an aviary in our garden. I have two birds in the house whom are let out of their cages regularly. They are such fun. The male Canaries sing their little hearts out which is wonderful when sitting in the garden.

  6. Steve Creek Post author

    Rita, you are more than welcome to use this photo and thanks for posting on Twitter.

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