Ruby-throated hummingbirds, not Black-chinned guys. Kind of happy these little friends decided to show up and pose for some photos. The males were a bit obnoxious and rather mean to each other, wrestling on the ground and knocking each other off branches.
Feisty guys. Ah hah!! I got one to land on my finger, which is always exciting. You should try it sometime. (along those lines, a Bewick’s Wren landed on my clipboard briefly last month too. Damn skippy.)
In other news, I’ve been in south Texas running around after Black-capped Vireos at a real nice field site. Still a ton of BCVIs around but otherwise not much going on bird-wise. Oh! finally saw Montezuma Quail! which was pretty sweet.
Not a lot down in the Hill Country. Also saw my fourth Texas Indigo snake, this one was 6+ feet long and absolutely beautiful. He was looking for food in a small water trough and while I didn’t pick him up, I did pull him out a little bit. Didn’t realize how huge he was until he was on the ground, really an awesome snake.
Love those guys (they’re threatened, by the way, which is a huge bummer).