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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Many things unusual

I usually don't get to watch the sunrise from the oasis but when I do, all feels right with the world.

Got my trees watered and even pulled a few weeds.... not that one would notice them missing.

Kelly banded today and got a recently fledged female Lucifer Hummingbird. He said she hadn't been out of the nest more than two weeks. Here's a photo I snapped of her right at dawn, before Kelly arrived.

And my Black Swallowtail factory is running at full speed.

Saw several nice Tropical Leafwings today. With the wings closed you'd never suspect the beauty with them opened.

And I couldn't get a shot of a Southern Dogface with its wings open if I tried. This one was an accident. They don't perch with their wings open. This one was either taking off or landing.

And here's a link to an article about the Amethyst-throated Hummingbird that was a first US record. And that I was so fortunate and privileged to see and photograph. (See post of Oct 15)

1 comment:

  1. See why I have wanted to rear these for six years Carolyn?

    (BTW, both it and the Dogface are females.)