252542035 1 Vanessa Woodlock Bnb Bypc2020

Updated: Jun. 08, 2021

Catching Flies. I had been watching this busy juvenile male Ruby-throated hummingbird for a few minutes at our feeder. I noticed that he sometimes returned to the this Rose of Sharon bud for a brief rest. After a few attempts, I finally got his tongue in the image, which appeared for a split second. He seemed to be quite comfortable in my presence. A magical moment.

hummingbird photosCourtesy Vanessa Woodlock