Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage in Waukesha County Wisconsin on September 16, 2016

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.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Binomial name: Archilochus colubris

Category: Hummingbirds

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

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a Zinna

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Scarlet Sage in Waukesha County Wisconsin on September 16, 2016

  1. Annie says:

    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.

  2. Some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever see. I used to be in DELAFIELD…now just down the road a bit.

  3. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    So lovely Jim. We still have quite a few hummingbirds here in Madison. Anyhow, wonderful job as always.

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