Sunday, July 20, 2014

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbirds breed across much of western North America and central Mexico. In the United States, they winter north only into southeastern Texas—that is, until the 1980s, when they began to be reported across much of the southeastern United States. This change is not well understood—where they always there, but undetected? Have they moved in because of habitat change? Is it the result of more people keeping winter hummingbird feeders?

Erika and I photographed this male Black-chinned Hummingbird Hummingbird at the Estero Llano Grande State Park. The bird fed at a hummingbird feeder at the park headquarters, making visits about every 20 minutes. Fortunately a bench was strategically placed nearby.

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