We still have Ruby-throated Hummingbirds hanging around the yard here in Waukesha County. The hummers have favored the Scarlet Sage and Zinna plants for the most part but often frequent the nectar feeders too.
Binomial name: Archilochus colubris
Description: Metallic green feathers on back, grayish-white on underparts. Males have a vibrant red throat which may appear dark in poor lighting. Wings are dark gray, almost black. Long, slender bill is black in color and mostly straight with a slight curve at the tip.
Size: 2.8″-3.5″ long, 3” – 4” wingspan
Weight: 0.071 oz. – 0.21 oz.
Habitat: Broadleaf and pine forests, orchards, meadows, parks, and gardens
Thanks Jim. Yes we stil have HUMMERS around too. I guess I never thought of a Zinnia as a hummer attraction. They are fascinating to watch. Thanks for sharing.
Some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever see. I used to be in DELAFIELD…now just down the road a bit.
So lovely Jim. We still have quite a few hummingbirds here in Madison. Anyhow, wonderful job as always.