More Backyard Hummers

So all the migrating hummingbirds have passed through.  I still have my local birds.  I was getting the pool ready for me to be gone for a week, and the birds were very active.  Enough that I had to stop and go inside and grab the 100-400 and shoot some hand held shots.

My business trip have a couple travel glitches so I edited photos at the airport and on the plane.

If you know me by now, you know I don’t like feeder shots.  The alpha male is super hard to capture on a flower with his groget showing. Couple feeder shots.

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Kent 

Backyard Hummingbirds

I have been growing my hummingbird garden for 5 seasons now.  This year it is really producing.  Had at least 10 – 12 adults birds all summer since March.  Now there are also Northern birds migrating through and it is crazy busy out there.  I had not been shooting much, but way too much action to sit this out.

Trumpet Vine

Firecracker or Cigar Plant

Coral Honeysuckle

I still don’t have a full-frame keeper of a male in a flower.  Here are some males displaying their gorget.  Here is an adult and a juvenile displaying.

And just for fun a bonus Bumble Bee in the Desert Willow.

I have invited a couple local photographers over tomorrow morning, so should be some more hummingbird photos to follow.

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White Rock Lake Barred Owlets

The kids are growing up and climbed out of the nest today.  It was fun getting to watch and document these two. Mom always watching over them. Synchronized nose pickingI am guessing these two will be gone after this weekend.

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White Rock Barred Owlets

Last month while photographing the Great Horned Owls at White Rock Lake I found a female barred owl sitting in a hole more than likely sitting on eggs.

Tonight after work, I was able to talk Miss Sharon into going back to check on the babies, since I have heard they had hatched and were starting to be visible.

One Owlet Two Owlets, I’m hoping there might be a third.Momma Owl sitting in tree next to the hole in heavy shaded cover.

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