Every summer the 2 trumpet vines (Campsis radicans) in our backyard become a major, if not the main, nectar source for the local hummingbirds. I photographed this bird around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. It must be a ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) as that is the only northeast hummingbird. Since this particular bird didn't have a ruby throat, I suppose it was a female. Look how short its legs are.
It was the 1st hummingbird I have seen this year. Pictures from August 2006 are in this post.