Seeing a ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is such a treat! They're not only pretty but also incredible flyers. And they are quite spunky. The hummers would have to be too, considering they fly across the Gulf of Mexico during their migration south (in fall) and north (in spring).
Hummers are among the smallest if not the smallest birds. A ruby-throated hummingbird has an average weight of less than 4 grams (about an 8th of an ounce).
The male's ruby throat iridescence is only visible from certain angles; otherwise, his throat feathers appear black. The first photo shows a touch of red.