Ruby-throated Hummingbird

There was a rumble in the distance; more rain coming, perhaps? No, this was much bigger. There it is again, it’s getting louder. Bzzzzzz ZZZZZZ ZOOOOM! Zoom! Zoom! Three Ruby-throated Hummingbirds just high-tailed it down the path and zipped past my head like some kind of life or death dart game, and I was the dart board! Apparently this guy has staked his claim because he ran those other two off several times and each time he returned to his perfect little tree in a tiny clearing. I thought that because it was so dreary and dark I wouldn’t see the ruby throat but then he gave me a little wink and lit it up!

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