Archive for July, 2016

BirdNotes – 15 July 2016 – ‘Food-fight’ between Orioles

Friday, July 15th, 2016

This morning I was filming birds at the hummer feeder. This feeder attracted a male Hooded Oriole. He was drinking away when a female drove him from the feeder.

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BirdNotes – Costa Rica – Part 1

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

This is long overdue, my apoligizes. I’ll take you through our our trip for the first week, the ‘good the bad and the ugly’.

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BirdNotes – 14 July 2016 – More hummer photos

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
immature Xantus’ hummer
Spent an hour at the feeder photographing hummers, now have five different hummers feeding; a   young Costa’s, an adult male Costa’s and a adult female, the same holds for the three Xantus hummers.

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BirdNotes – 13 July 2016 – Xantus’ Hummingbirds

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Young Xantus’ Hummingbird

Found three different Xantus’ hummers at the feeder this morning, an immature (shown above) a female and an adult male. The immature male is probably 2 or 3 months old…

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BirdNotes – 12 July 2016 – More local hummers

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
male Costa’s Hummingbird
Started birding at about 0700 and finished the last shot at 0834. In about an hour and a half I took over 480 photos. Weeded this down to 19. Light was bad….  

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BirdNotes – 11 July 2016 – Backyard birds

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Xantus’ Hummers
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