I am so happy to report that the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been back for a week or longer here in Eastern Kentucky.
It is always a welcomed sight when these tiny birds return.
How about you, are you seeing the hummers in your area?
In preparation of their return, I try to get my feeders out by the middle of April.
Each year, the hummers enjoy sitting on this branch just off of my deck. The branch has a crack in it so it may not last too many more years.
The extremely short legs of the hummingbird prevents it from walking. Check out those short legs in the pic below.
Did you know these hummers beat their wings more than 50 times per second while hovering to sip nectar from a flower? That's just unbelievable.
Thanks for stopping by to see the return of the hummers to Western Kentucky - Judy.
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