Hungry Hummers!

Today’s post was captured a month ago, on September 01, on the covered, front porch of my rural Missouri home. About this time every year, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds begin a “feeding frenzy” as they take in more calories to begin their annual, fall migration southward. The male hummers were mostly gone when I made this […]

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Small Visitor

A few days ago when I was photographing wildflowers in one of my wildflower gardens, I looked up to see this small visitor, perched on a piece of garden art in the garden: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) are common around my rural home. We seem to have ideal landscapes for these little guys. Besides woods, […]

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Rice ‘n’ Beans

Earlier in the year, I posted quite a few posts on the first part of my winter Baja trip … all of these posts were made during the Sea of Cortez portion of the trip. I’m now going to start posting on the inland part of the trip, starting with this “setup” post that launches […]

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A Humm-dinger

As I was kayaking back to my launch site, after a great morning paddling a Missouri waterway the other morning, I came upon this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) who was stalking a very small insect (you can see the insect above and to the right of the bird):   Unfortunately, I missed the actual […]

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Other Visiting Birds at the Sunflower Field

Today’s post features a few other birds that were active in the sunflower field where I’ve been working. One of the coolest birds that frequented the sunflower field was the Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea). The most obvious sex of the visitors was the male, as shown in this image:   Not to be outdone, a […]

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