Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female) – 5/21/16
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/21/16
Observation Time: 7:10 a.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (The Trustees of Reservations)
Common Name: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Scientific Name: Archilochus colubris
Comments: Ruby-throated hummingbirds are the only species of hummingbird commonly seen in New England. They overwinter in Costa Rica, and arrive in Massachusetts around May 1 every year. That’s a good time to put out a hummingbird feeder. If you’re lucky, and you change the sugar water in the feeder regularly, they’ll nest nearby and visit your feeder all summer.
More Information: All About Birds