Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Size: Matted to 11" x 17"
The arrival of hummingbirds always signifies the start of summer for me, and it usually coincides with the first needles appearing on tamarack trees.
The males, with their colourful throat patch, or gorget, arrive first. Because the iridescent colours are structural the gorget often appears black until viewed at the correct angle. Not surprisingly hummingbirds are sometimes referred to as the crown jewels of the bird world.