Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Devil’s Walkingstick

Archilochus colubris, Aralia spinosa
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, (Archilochus colubris)

Today I noticed movement at the top of a flowering native shrub. It was a Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on the flowers of Devil’s Walkingstick (Aralia spinosa).

Yesterday I showed a picture of the Great Blue Heron rookery. Great Blue Heron’s are the largest bird here at the PGT with a wingspan of up to 79-inches. In contrast the Ruby-throated hummingbird is our smallest bird, with a wingspan of just 4-inches.

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3 Responses to Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Devil’s Walkingstick

  1. Stunning, Henry. Really, very wonderful shot.

  2. Scott Harris says:

    Wow. We have two hummingbird feeders attached to our family room oversize windows…but I sure can’t see the wings that you captured. I have noticed fewer hummingbirds this year versus the prior 3 years…is that the case at PGT?

  3. Alex says:

    Hope the little fellow can swallow those gumballs!

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