Look close at this Ruby-throated Hummingbird’s beak and wing. It looks like the beak is poking through the wing. Hummingbirds have many skeletal and flight muscle adaptations which allow the bird great agility in flight. Muscles make up 25-30% of their body weight, and they have long, blade-like wings that, unlike the wings of other birds, connect to… Read More »
I am getting a late start on photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds here in my area.They are just now starting to show up at my feeders. I posted a few yesterday in case you missed those: Different Flight Positions Of A Hummingbird
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird has finally showed in my backyard and I will try and post some photos of them in the next couple of days.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are really moving through this area now and I am having a blast photographing them. The last photo shows a Hummingbird down on the ground which you won’t see very often. That Hummingbird was knocked down by another one.
I got some great comments on the Ruby-throated Hummingbird photos I posted yesterday and these are a few more taken on that same day at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.