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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Nice group of photos Camera Girl. Fall sure is creeping up on us. It's a pleasant time of year.
love the grouping there. so lovely. so ready for fall. my fav season. such fun!! (:
Hummingbirds are notoriously hard to capture. You've done a great job and I love the collage which is excellent as usual!
Gee, it is hard to find one sitting still for very long!
some of ours have left texas, too.
i love those purple asters! we get the white variety here.
Even the juveniles are pretty. Love all those wildflowers.
It's hard to believe autumn is basically upon us! These have that lovely autumnal feel - gorgeous warm colors. It's a favorite time of year :)
Yes, the juvie hummer deserves to be the star. Looks like it is a juvie male, there is a small dark spot in the middle of its throat. Beautiful images!
These are gorgeous!
I just fell in love of your collage! =) and the bird as well as the flowers are a gift of nature! :)
Love the collage! Did you do the collage on Picasa? I probably have already asked that question.
have too say I have learned something new today, by reading this post, thanks for the education,
The juvenile hummer is adorable and definitely a good one to feature. I also always enjoy your nature collages.
This is a beautiful shot of the ruby-throated hummingbird youngster. I really like the way you featured him in the collage with the lovely wildflowers.
As I read this, I'm cleaning the hummingbird feeders for tomorrow. They've been hitting the feeders hard this week.
Kinda cute, indeed. What a pretty little bird, wish we saw them here.
I think it is amazing that you can get that close for a picture. I love it. the flowers are so pretty.
Spectacular hummingbird shots!!! They are so difficult to capture. (On camera; I would never try to catch one, although they are the cutest little things.) I also am jealous you still have so many flowers abounding, particularly being so far north!
I haven't seen any hummers lately but am keeping my feeders clean and filled..The asters I planted are blooming now too..thank you for you good wishes regarding my Mother..Michelle
Great shot of that hummer. Ours are mostly gone now, and I miss them already. You've really shown the beauty in those wildflowers, too.
What beautiful captures of the sweet faced one.
The hummingbird really posed for you, how cute!
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