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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Got the Mexican Violetear

Kelly Bryan is a super special person. He did everything possible to see that I got the chance to photograph the Mexican Violetear (formerly Green Violetear) and went way out of his way doing it. Thanks again, Kelly.

My photos always leave much to be desired. On top of that, the bird doesn't stay still long and is in and out in a flash. Remember last year I only got one quick glimpse of it and no photos. So I appreciate anything I got. And as a bonus, some of my photos even show the violet ear. I love that.

After leaving there I stopped by a pond to look for odes. None there of any interest, but snapped these pics of ordinary, but nice, Common Checkered-Skipper and Mournful Duskywings

Here's a photo I found online of a Mexican Violetear from Costa Rica where they breed (taken by scottishdude). It would sure be cool to see them with their ears flared like that.


  1. Yipee! Glad you got the Violet-ear. I sure want that one for TX. Some day. Seen it in Costa Rica. Sure like the Calliope. See you soon.

  2. Thanks. Do you have a date for your visit so I'll be sure to be there?