Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ruby Throated Hummingbirds Have Arrived In My Backyard

After much anticipation, the first sighting of a ruby throated hummingbird occurred today. In the first week of May, I put out a hummingbird feeder in the hopes to attract ruby throated hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles. This year, the Baltimore Orioles arrived on May 4th, and the first sighting of hummingbird of the season was at my feeder today - May 17, 2008.

Here are a few photos and a movie to mark the occasion.

Magnificent Plumage

What a wonderful sight to start the day.

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