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Christy Cox

Marietta, GA, United States


An immature Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, drinks in the nectar of a favorite flower, the black and blue salvia. Although only one bloom remains, there is no limit to the amount of nectar this beautiful Ruby-throated Hummingbird will obtain from this lovely bloom all while balancing in flight. The early morning sun reflects through those lovely wings that beat approximately 50-53 times a second. The beautiful Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are eastern North America’s only breeding hummingbird.

Drinking In The Nectar

Drinking In The Nectar

One reply on “Drinking In The Nectar”

Colleen G Burns says:

Lovely picture, Christy! Caught in feeding on this beautifully colored flower, let ‘s one appreciate the magnificent flying abilities of this tiny bird.

Thank you for sharing your marvelous photography talent.

Love you, grandma

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