With not much going on bird wise, I decided to make a run out to Wyalusing State Park to see what was going on. Bruce joined me for the day and we had a great time. Some of the species seen in the park were Cerulean Warbler, a life bird for me, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Dickcissels, Scarlet Tanager, Blue Indigo Buntings, American Bald Eagles, and very many Baltimore Orioles to name a few. The highlight of the day were the 30-40 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the 4 feeders at once at the visitor center at the park entrance. I have never seen more than a couple of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at once so seeing 30-40 at once was an amazing treat. One of the staff had noted that hummingbirds were recently banded and they had 4 birds that had returned from the previous year, how exciting! For the most park a cloudy day, the sun showed for a few minutes with nice mild temps. Images were taken on June 16, 2016.
Binomial name: Archilochus colubris
Weight: 0.071 oz. – 0.21 oz.
Awesome pictures Jim. Cosidering they never hold still. We had been to Wyalusing about a month ago and such a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing .
What great captures Jim. Thank you so much. We are enjoying our hummingbirds.
Delicate, exquisite little creatures – the arching wing position looks like the bird is conducting – all his admirers probably. In one image, the green feathers on the back look like emeralds. If I were a hummer, I’d want you to capture my portrait, Jim. Hey, where is the shot of 30-40 all together? At my feeders, not even 2 at one time. Thanks, Jim!
Great photos of our summer’s jewels, Jim!
What dates and times are the hummingbirds caught and banded? Is that both spring and fall?