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Eye contact! Juvenile Male Ruby throated hummingbird with pollen on his beak

Posted by Jennifer Sigmon,
North Country explorer from Asbury Park NJ
August 28, 2023

This little cutie was perched on the Blau Hilde bean vines in my veggie garden. He seemed to be staring right into my lens. He reminds me of a young teenager just getting his facial hair with his ruby feathers just starting to come in. I love that his little beak is covered in pollen. I had more hummingbirds around than ever this season. They were so much fun to watch and photograph. 


McKenna Allardi

What an excellent photograph! Hummingbirds are some of my personal favorite bird species to watch. As they are the only birds who can fly both forwards and backwards. Thank you for sharing Jennifer :)