Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at Wyalusing State Park in Wisconsin on June 16, 2016

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.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Binomial name: Archilochus colubris

Category: Hummingbirds

Weight: 0.071 oz. – 0.21 oz.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female, blurry back view

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, female, blurry back view

 

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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.

4 Responses to Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at Wyalusing State Park in Wisconsin on June 16, 2016

  1. Annie says:

    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 .

  2. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    What great captures Jim. Thank you so much. We are enjoying our hummingbirds.

  3. Elaine Swanson says:

    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!

  4. Nan Wisherd says:

    Great photos of our summer’s jewels, Jim!

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