May: Ruby Throated Hummingbird

May 5, 2015 by

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Returning to feeders and flowers in Southington this month is the beautiful ruby throated hummingbird. This is New England’s only hummingbird and it will come to flowers and feeders close to our homes. If you haven’t had one around your home, a great way to invite them is by using their favorite flowers in your gardens or flower pots. If you don’t have room for many plants, just one or two Salvia Black and Blue,s alvia guaranitica, will probably attract them.These tiny birds, weighing about as much as a penny, make long journeys on migration. They fly all the way to Central America. Their nest is smaller than a ping pong ball and their eggs are about as big as TicTacs.To learn more about our spectacular neighbors visit: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ruby-throated_Hummingbird/id

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