Sunday, July 30, 2006

Broad-tailed hummers

One of the great things about visiting Colorado this summer was getting to see birds that I would not normally see at home.

These Broad-tailed hummers are western birds, and while a few are found each year in the South, they are very rare. Plus when they are found, the wing feather that causes this wonderful whistle is worn down, so we don't get the show!

Listen to the wing whistle!

See the pretty ladies

You know that's not a's magenta!

Hummingbird festival

I am so behind! Not sure how I'll ever catch up.

This weekend was the Feliciana Hummingbird festival. Banding by Nancy Newfield and Linda Beall at two locations and then hummer watching at the third! More hummers than I've *ever* seen in my life!

This wonderful picture was taken by my birding friend, Sybil. What a great shot!