Ruby-throated Hummingbird, male.
Yesterday we saw our first hummingbird here at Bobolink Farm our 48 acre NH property. How exciting, and fairly early, as hummingbird don't usually show up here until May. I peered out the window at 6:15 am and there he was, drinking the nectar from our hummingbird feeder.
What a long journey he must have made, all the way from Central America, across the Gulf of Mexico, to here. In the past we have stood on the coast of FL, looking out over the ocean and had hummingbirds come into view, whizzing over our heads making landfall. Just wow, knowing something that tiny had just flown about 500 miles across the gulf.
It's always so thrilling to get hummingbirds back here. We put out lots of hummingbird feeders, plant the gardens with mucho hummingbird flowers, such as Bee Balm, Salvia "Lady in Red" and Trumpet Honeysuckle vine, then enjoy the magic all summer long.