Ruby throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
This tiny bird has a metallic green back and a bill that is long, straight and very slender. It hovers while feeding.
Male Ruby-throated hummingbirds are metallic green above and grayish white below with a glossy ruby red throat patch and a dark, forked tail. The female has a dark rounded tail with white tips and no throat patch, though she may sometimes show light spotting on her throat.
The female will search out nearby males after initiating nest construction. She will gather grasses, pieces of lichen, plant down and spider webs to build her nest. The spider webs are used to secure the nest to the chosen location and to hold the nest together. The chosen location is usually in a deciduous tree in dense woodland, 5 to 30 feet above ground and near the tip of a downward-sloping branch. The nest is about the size of a walnut.
Mar 23, 17 09:07 PM
This tiny bird was one of a pair we discovered in a nest in our avocado tree. Unfortunately its partner died. The bird is very small, maybe 3 inches long,
Mar 22, 17 12:12 PM
it is very tiny, brownish it is not a nuthatch it is smaller, it pecks on dead trees like a woodpecker, I am in SC
Mar 19, 17 11:15 AM
It was small and on my magnolia tree in around September. Was here only that one time.