Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Updating my blog......

We moved into our new house December 15 and are still without Internet. There are nearby Cyber Cafes; however, they do not have enough juice to upload photos. Just because I´ve been silent on this blog, that does not mean I have ignored the birds. In fact, I have been doing lots of birding - here, Colima, and San Diego (pelagic and local species were added to my ABA list). Please stay tuned. I will be going to Patzcuaro fairly often and will be posting a backlog of information and photos.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Broad-billed Hummingbird Nest

On the ides of March, Sergio, who is helping build our house, discovered a hummingbird nest in the undeveloped land next to ours. First, there was one egg, then another, followed by one hatchling, then a second. Two weeks later both birds fledged. Check out the following photos:

Sorry, my camera finally died and I wasn't able to photograph their progress until several days later. Big changes in their growth occurred in just a few days...

The bird with bill pointing to the right was the first to fledge:

Maiden flight: