I watched for them all summer. I heard the hum of their wings as they hurried from one flower to another. They out-paced my camera until the second Sunday in September. My Mom was visiting for a long weekend. On Sunday, we walked in the woods at Jester Park.
At least two ruby-throated hummingbirds were feeding in the flowers by the creek near the entrance to the woods. One of them was young. She lacked the spotted stripes on her throat found on an adult female.
Eleven days later, a female ruby-throated hummingbird passed through the Butterfly Garden at Saylorville Lake while I was following the butterflies.
September 10, 2017
September 21, 2017
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