September 29, 2008
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds swarm a feeder in the fading light of the setting sun.
Joreta Gregory noticed the shadows cast by the hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris)
as they converged at her backyard feeder on a mid-September evening in Walnut Hill, Illinois. She used a Kodak Z740 digital camera to take the photo. "They are preparing for their long flight southward, and I like to think they were telling me goodbye," she wrote.View photos of other hummingbirds:
- Anna's Hummingbird female and nestling
- Anna's Hummingbird with a water-soaked bill
- Black-chinned Hummingbird
- Broad-tailed Hummingbird
- Buff-bellied Hummingbird
- Calliope Hummingbird
- Costa's Hummingbird
- Purple-crowned Woodnymph
- Purple-throated Carib
- Ruby-throated Hummingbird perched
- Rufous Hummingbird in flight at Oregon's William L. Finley NWR
- Rufous Hummingbird chicks in the nest
- Rufous Hummingbird hovering near a nectar feeder in British Columbia
- Rufous Hummingbird, close-up portrait of hovering bird
- Rufous Hummingbirds colliding in flight
- Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
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