Hummingbird Update

On August 21st, we admitted a Ruby-throated Hummingbird with a broken right humerus (major bone in the wing). We are so pleased to report that the Hummingbird is doing great and it looks like she may end up regaining full use of her wing thus enabling her to fly and be released back into the wild. She is starting to “hover” at low heights – albeit just for brief moments – while we feed her. Stay tuned….

On a side note, I was thrilled to spot a male Rufous Hummingbird in one of the gardens here at the Itasca Nature Center. I had never seen one of these beauties in person. The little bird flitted flower to flower until I turned away and lost him forever. The Nature Center is home to our newest Flint Creek Wildlife location and is located at 130 Forest Avenue in Itasca. Check out the Hummingbird garden on the north side of the property although I spotted the Rufous in the garden on the south side of the building, immediately adjacent to the bird baths and the mew (cage) for our permanent educational Barn Owl.

Hope you find him when you visit.


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