These photos of HUMMING BIRDS were taken at the
Huffman Prairie Flying Field
near Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio.   

When the Wright brothers returned to Dayton, after their historic first flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, they looked for a suitable flying field closer to home. Dayton banker, Torrence Huffman allowed the brothers to use his pasture, which was located eight miles northeast of Dayton, rent-free. Here in 1904 and 1905, through a series of unique experiments, the Wright brothers mastered the principles of controlled, powered flight and developed the world's first practical airplane.

Today the prairie is filled with wildflowers and home to several type of birds.