Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

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I finally mustered up some patience to snag some flight shots of hummingbirds. How’d that happen? They’re all Black-chinned guys and gals and they’re all pretty fancy. In other news…? Finally some some fun migrant warblers (a Blackburnian and Wilson’s) but it’s so slow here. A two day weekend would be great so I could go check out High Island before the time’s up, but it doesn’t look like that’ll happen this year. Sigh. Maybe next year?

These birds feed on nectar from flowers using a long extendable tongue or catch insects on the wing. While collecting nectar, they also assist in plant pollination.

Because of their small size, they are vulnerable to insect-eating birds and animals. This bird is fairly common in its breeding range.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) are migratory and spend most of the winter in Mexico.

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri)

Jill Wussow Photography

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow, 31, is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

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Carol Duke
Carol Duke

Beautiful!!!