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Amanda Lovely

Pittsburgh, PA, United States


Every year, I get a few Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in my yard. Usually, one male claims the yard as his own. While, by the end of the season, several other hummingbirds show up for a nectar snack, the dominate male will always be on watch to chase them away (or, if we’re lucky enough to see, to woo them with his mating “dance”). I snapped the above photo while this little guy was proudly claiming what was his.

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird Surveys His Territory

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - male

One reply on “Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird Surveys His Territory”

Karen Yosi says:

beautiful picture, difficult picture to obtain… hummingbirds…great clarity and detail

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