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Hummingbirds again
« on: July 11, 2016, 05:35:52 PM »
Cookie's post from Boot Spring reminded me that the Davis Mountain Hummingbird webcam is up again. For those who are interested go here

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/50/West_Texas_Hummingbirds/
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 05:55:32 PM »
thx for the link, badknees, I never get tired of watching these astonishing birds. High image quality, too.
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 09:14:58 PM »
Thanks badknees, I'd forgotten about it.  Until Cookies video I'd never seen a hummer take a bath, but I guess "why not ? "

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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 05:00:44 PM »
The cam started back up today.

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/50/West_Texas_Hummingbirds/

As a side note I kept my feeders up all winter this year and had occasional visits from Rufous and Black chinned hummers.

I am currently getting daily visits from some Ruby-throated
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 07:58:18 PM »
My son participated in a hummingbird capture and tag activity at Brazos Bend State Park a few years ago. It was cool to see them up close. Amazing critters!
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 02:53:56 PM »
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 12:52:27 PM »
Uncommon visitor to the feeders - Calliope hummer - smallest in the US

(on the right)
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 03:39:28 PM »

Cute little boogers.  :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018, 06:06:30 PM »
Thanks for the update on the Calliopes. I've never seen marking like those before. Way cool.

Couple of weeks ago I put out a couple of feeders at my house that were gathering dust and get a regular stream of visitors. Stood very still next to one of the feeders and several were brave enough to come in and feed. I'm always entertained by hummers.

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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 10:18:04 PM »
Thanks for the update on the Calliopes. I've never seen marking like those before. Way cool.

Couple of weeks ago I put out a couple of feeders at my house that were gathering dust and get a regular stream of visitors. Stood very still next to one of the feeders and several were brave enough to come in and feed. I'm always entertained by hummers.
Keep them clean and filled. I keep my feeders up all year. I get winter visitors regularly.
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2018, 07:26:15 PM »
That Calliope is a beauty. I've never seen one "live".

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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 02:14:36 PM »
This is unusual...

A Lucifer X Black chinned Hummingbird Hybrid... - From the Davis mountains

Looks mostly Black chinned, but the very large purple gorget came from the Lucifer.
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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2018, 07:20:31 AM »
Here's another....Blue Throated Hummer. An iconic Big Bend species.

(a Calliope on the right too)

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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 10:55:25 AM »
Looks like one of the hummers is a Longhorn fan!
:hookem: :longhorn: :oflag:

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Re: Hummingbirds again
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 02:24:08 PM »
Good portrait of a Lucifer HB. Another iconic Big Bend species.

Note the de-curved bill



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