Look for hummingbirds feeding on trumpet creeper and honeysuckle vines. Beware of planting this in your yard, since trumpet creeper will grow and grow and grow and…well, you get the idea.
You are most likely to see this little beauty. The ruby throated humming bird has the distinction of beign the only hummingbird that breeds east of the Mississippi River.
The ruby throated hummingbird which is about 3 to 3 3/4 inches long, with a wingspan of 4 to 4 3/4 inches. The beautiful iridescent red throat of the ruby red hummingbirds are only on the males and is not a color but the way the light hits and is reflected off the feathers.
The males also have a slightly forked tail.
The females have a white throat and white tipped outer tail feathers.
The nests are usually built where there is one branch that forks into two or three other branches forming a cup like shape.
At a little distance the hummingbird nest looks like bark. The female will lay two white eggs just about the same size and shape as Jelly Belly jelly beans.
The nest of the ruby throated hummingbird is usually built using spider webs to weave it together, plant fluff to keep it soft, and lichens to hide it from the world.
Wanna hear what one sounds like then go here: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/rubythroatedhummingbird/tabid/6746/Default.aspx
You can also place hummingbird feeders in your yard to attract ruby throated hummingbirds. Spend a little extra and get a glass feeder that is easier to clean and looks like a work of art.