Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)

The following photos show a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) resting after feeding on Jewelweed flowers (Impatiens capensis) located near the beginning of the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female) Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)

Did you know birds have three types of eyelids? I shot all of the photos in this set using burst mode (2 FPS); the following photo shows the bird’s eyelids closed.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.


2 Responses to “Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    The details of the hummingbird are amazing in these shots and it’s incredible that you were able to capture eyelids. Who knew that hummingbirds have eyelids?

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