Tiny Boy, originally uploaded by Heather-L.

FINALLY, a good photo of a male this year. I’ve been trying, but they’re always sooo skittish! Finally got one who isn’t.

This is a male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird hatched at least a year ago sinc he has the full red gorget (throat). Hatch year birds all have female plumage that they molt while overwintering in Costa Rica and they return with adult plumage in April. This guy is fattening up for the long trip back to Costa Rica. He’ll probably leave in a few days.