Friday, March 02, 2007

ENV: Magnificent Hummingbird


One of the most astounding bird records ever for Kerr County occurred next door last summer -- as big as Kerr records of Magnificent Frigatebird and Northern Jacana. Charles and Pat Howeel got pictures of a Magnificent Hummingbird at their neighbor's house. This record didn;t get much play because it was around only briefly, and because it's not a terribly tough bird to find -- only it's normally at 5,000 feet in the Trans-Pecos Mountains. Anyway, here's one of Charlie's pics of this unlikely visitor that i just saw recently for the first time



Magnificent Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens
TX: Kerr County, between Ingram and Hunt, 1 June 2006



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