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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Perched on a Branch

I walked along the street a few days ago, and a slight movement caught my eye.  Having my camera with me on my walks is helpful because I never know when I  will spot an interesting bird or animal.  I saw a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird perched on a tree branch back-lit by the sun beginning to set in the West.  I think it is a nice scene.   We mostly have the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds here in our local area.  Occasionally a migrating bird of another Hummingbird sub-species will be around but that is very unusual.  Both my neighbor across the street and myself have front yard Hummingbird nectar feeders.  I think other neighbors also have feeders in their yards.  The little Hummingbirds have a passion for the sugar water nectar.  I am committed to keeping the nectar fresh in order to have the healthy birds (old nectar in feeders ferments and causes, well, drunk birds and possibly worse).  Pretty soon, before fall ends, even many of our resident Hummingbirds will be flying South to warmer places and we will have to wait until spring to see our little friends again.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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