His throat feathers draped down like a curtain of jewels, and with every slight movement of his head, radiant red sparkled in all directions. His body, no bigger than a peanut, covered in metalic olive feathers perfectly decorated this little bundle of life.
Even when you're sitting a few feet away from one of these little treasures, it's so difficult to understand how much greatness is stuffed into such a small feathered package. Radiant on the outside, and a memory and GPS on the inside, not to be outdone by the skills finely tweaked in every muscle that connects him. And finally to complete this tiny package, a big attitude that makes him so much bigger than he really is.
Male Ruby-throated hummingbird. N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. June 2017.