Friday, July 11

Friday Bird Blogging: Ruby-throated hummingbird on nest

I got an e-mail from a friend yesterday inviting me to swing by his house and take photos of a ruby-throated hummingbird nesting near his window. When I got there, it was a miserable wet, windy afternoon, but eventually the sun came out and gave me the chance to get this shot.

A friend of mine dropped me a note yesterday that he had a hummingbird nesting near his window and would I like to come take pictures.   It's not like I can turn that down.

Notice the webbing near the nest: hummingbirds use spider webs to build and reinforce their nests. I'd heard this before, but never actually seen it.

As usual, clicking on the photo brings you to a larger version.