Ruby-throated Hummingbird: About to Fledge!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator  On June 15, I visited the Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest at Coverdale Farm for the third Wednesday in a row.  At this point, the nestling hummingbird is an estimated 15-16 days old and looks much more like an adult hummingbird.   The beak looks to have grown an additional quarter-inch in …

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