Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 5/18/16

Observer: Deb Radovsky

Observation Date: 5/18/16

Observation TIme: N/A

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Scientific Name: Archilochus colubris

Comments: Ruby-throated hummingbirds are the only species of hummingbird commonly seen in New England. They overwinter in Costa Rica, and arrive in Massachusetts around May 1 every year. That’s a good time to put out a hummingbird feeder. If you’re lucky, and you change the sugar water in the feeder regularly, they’ll nest nearby and visit your feeder all summer.

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