Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

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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).

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

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.

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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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Maria

I like the framing on these and the colour and bokeh very nice.