This bird is the state bird of South Carolina and can be found along the east coast of the United States, as well as in parts of Mexico. It does not migrate, but is very sensitive to cold weather - thus their populations decrease following extreme winters. It’s song is one of the loudest songs per volume of a bird, sounding something like teakettle-teakettle-teakettle.
One of these guys got into our house once, and it was so difficult to catch him. They’re really tiny and can slip right out of your hands. Really cute though.
I didn’t notice yesterday, but the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird marks the first week anniversary of this! One week down! I don’t know how many more to go!