A female Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), perches near some Scarlet O’Hara (Ipomoea nil), vines.
In Pennsylvania, we only have one type of hummingbird, the Ruby Throated, and seeing one in our garden is a rare event. Getting a photo? Even rarer. That’s why I was thrilled when I turned the corner to enter our “driveway garden” and saw this little lady perched among the morning glories and petunias and I actually happened to have my camera with me. The settings were for different lighting, so the picture is grainy, and the sound of the shutter scared her away, but just before she buzzed off to greener gardens, she posed for me. Isn’t she just the sweetest thing?