Hummingbirds

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Fallen Jewel

Fallen Jewel

View the full issue in the Magazine Archive “Look, Mom!” I exclaimed as we pulled into our driveway. “The front door’s wide open!”“Oh, no,” she said, glancing up. “We probably didn’t shut it right...

Hummingbirds on the Wing

Hummingbirds on the Wing

Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo © Kevin Shank. When my wife and I moved into our home in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds soon became regular visitors to our...

Hummer Delights

Hummer Delights

Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest. Photo © Kevin Shank. I perched on scaffolding, twenty feet above a quiet country road. Across the road, Roaring Creek slipped and slid, curved and churned its way to...

Rubies in the Garden

Rubies in the Garden

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird preening. Photo © Alva Steury. Bzzzzz. The tiny bird landed on the wire tomato cage, merely 18 inches (45 cm) in front of me, his tiny gorget feathers flashing ruby...