Juvenile ruby-throated hummingbird
OK, no ruby on this kid's throat that's true. Only adult males are allowed to wear rubies, this species, anyway.
Waiting for its chance at a feeder
Apparently many of the ruby-throated adults have left for Central America already, but the juvies are still here duking it out for needed calories in order to follow their older relatives.
Last week of summer, officially
Since the hummingbird stayed long enough for me to take several photos, it deserves to be today's featured guest. Kinda cute, don't you think?
Meanwhile here in Ontario, a few autumn wildflowers continue to bloom along the roadsides. Moving clockwise: purple New England asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae). pink New England asters (I think); spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa). smartweed (Polygonum) and yarrow (Achillea) .
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