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Stephen & Judy Shelasky

Longmeadow, MA, United States

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One a walk down a path in the Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Preserve, I became aware of some motion just overhead and a little to my right. All of a sudden I spotted a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird flitting about never flying more than a few feet away from this tree branch. Suddenly she settled down onto what I realized was her nest. This shot is zoomed in, but I got to tell you, this nest is very small and intricately put together as you can see in the photo.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Nest

2 replies on “Ruby-throated Hummingbird”

janet lyman says:

i would vote for this photo as i’ve never seen one like this close up and in a nest which is so interesting and well one of my favorite birds!

janet lyman says:

he’s one of my favorite photographers in a group i belong to on facebook and well love the way he captures all of his birds, but this is one of the best yet!

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