Sunday, January 6, 2008

Broad-billed Hummer

Mary, Susan, Julie (my wife) and I drove to Blountstown today, to see the male Broad-billed Hummingbird that Fred Bassett banded last week. We all eventually saw him, in all his glory, whizzing around the trees catching insects and feeding on Chinese Lanterns. Unfortunately he never came to any of the feeders, which made it very difficult for me to get any pictures in the hour we were present. Glenda Simmons and Bonnie Nielsen paid homage to him on Friday and Glenda managed to get a couple of pictures.

If you have the chance, go see this spectacular bird, he is stonking!

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