Monday, April 9, 2012

Black-chinned Hummingbirds

I finally mustered up some patience to snag some flight shots of hummingbirds. How'd that happen? They're all Black-chinned guys and gals and they're all pretty fancy. In other news...? Finally some some fun migrant warblers (a Blackburnian and Wilson's) but it's so slow here. A two day weekend would be great so I could go check out High Island before the time's up, but it doesn't look like that'll happen this year. Sigh. Maybe next year?

11 comments:

Seagull Steve said...

Flight shots?! You're really branching out.

Scheduling problems I see. I dont get 2 days in a row either, but I can if I ask. Ask!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely little birds, I need to look at the Ruby Throated page and see how close their migration is for my area.

Arija said...

Such cute little hoverers. Don't think I could manage to get one in flight even if we had them here.

KT said...

I am never that quick - they are so beautiful to watch though. We visited Turkey Run in Indiana a few years back that had a Hummingbird garden you could watch - it was the best display of the little things that I ever saw.

Barb said...

What great pics - glad you took the time. They made my day.

Al said...

Awesome, I wish I could get a hummingbird photo like these!

Ruth said...

Still waiting for my Ruby-throated hummingbirds. Flight shots are difficult with hummingbirds. It is so much easier to catch them at the feeders. Great pics!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The best I can do are feeder shots... these are great!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Jill, your patience sure paid off, for these are remarkable beauties. Hope you are doing well~

Janie said...

Wow, impressive photos of the hummingbirds in flight!

KaHolly said...

Nice shots!! Had the pleasure of studying a few black-chinned last spring while still here in San Antonio (lifers for me!). Such a pretty little bird. Great captures!