“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” Aristotle
Hummingbirds are attracted to the color red. So don’t be surprised when wearing a red shirt and having that morning cup of caffeine on the back deck . A face to face confrontation will certainly get the juices flowing.
Bird bander and hummer expert, Bob Sargent, noted that hummers visit the same feeders on almost the same day every year. So keep the feeders clean and ready for these remarkable visitors. Bob graciously identified this photo of a ruby-throated hummingbird. Ruby-throated females and immature males do not have the brilliant red feathers on the throat area. Rest in peace, Bob.
For more information about ruby-throated hummingbirds visit the Audubon site at