August 1, 2022
A Hummingbird’s Cozy Nest
- as seen by -Stacy Ratel @back_yard_birdie
Did you know that the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is the only hummingbird species that breeds on the eastern seaboard of North America?
This is a photograph of a ruby-throated hummingbird adult female feeding her chicks in their cozy nest. There is intense motion as the arc of the branch supporting their tiny home sways in the breeze. Yet, mom is able to hover effortlessly above her chicks in mid-air and then nourish her babies despite the challenge of the wind.
Canon R5 with a 1.4 Extender