Coverdale Farm

Ruby-throated Hummingbird: All Grown Up!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator On Saturday, June 18, our class from the Naturalist Certification Series visited Coverdale Farm Preserve for a bird walk.  Lots of great birds gave us plenty to appreciate, from Orchard Orioles to Indigo Buntings to Yellow Warblers.  But the star of the show was the baby Ruby-throated Hummingbird, sitting in the nest where for the …

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Nest: Baby Time!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator After photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest two weeks ago on May 24, I returned to the location at Coverdale Farm Preserve early this morning, hoping to find the results of the female’s incubation efforts.  Peeking inside the nest, I spied a tiny grayish lump!  The baby hummingbird raised its head …

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