Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 6/16/14
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 6/16/14
Observation Time: 6:45 p.m.
Observation Location: 4 Gavins Pond Rd.
Common Name: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Scientific Name: Archilochus colubris
Comments: Ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate all the way from New England to Central America and back every year – a journey of about 2,500 miles including 500 miles over the Gulf of Mexico. They can live up to 10 years, so they log a lot of miles for a creature that weighs less than a dime.
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