Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

+ Comments (2) Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird - 2005-08-17 00:02:15
This fellow took his time showing up at the feeder. All other photos I'd managed to take up until a few days ago were of either the ladies or younger males who hadn't yet acquired their pretty ruby-coloring. Now though -- well, there's this guy. He's a bully. He's the self-appointed guardian of my feeder and the neighbor's and he spends far more time posing like this than he does flittering around the feeders. That would be why he's not captured in flight as I've managed to do with the less curmudgeonly in the neighborhood. If he's intent on sitting on a dead branch waiting to play kamikaze games with the others, I'll settle for shots that show his regal self in his most comfortable chair .. so to speak . . .