Red-necked grebes feed young, video

This video from the USA says about itself:

22 July 2015

Red-necked Grebes are large grebes with long, powerfull bills and a neat white cheek patch. In breeding plumage the necks of both sexes are a rich cinnamon. Grebes nest on floating mounds of vegetation; the young shelter on the backs of their parents, and the adults feed them small fish.

Texas hummingbird migration news, video

This video from the USA says about itself:

28 September 2015

In case you missed the show this morning, here’s about 60s of the hummingbird feeder frenzy that happens when most of the Perky-Pet Grand Master feeders are covered up for hummingbird banding at the site (look for the blue plate on the feeder in the background).

The hummingbirds are concentrated at the feeders that are still open (like our cam feeder and the feeders that have traps), which makes them easier to catch and band. 75 individuals were banded this morning by researchers from West Texas Avian Research, and we’ll post some highlights from the report later this week. Special thanks to Perky-Pet for sponsoring the cam and for WTAR’s assistance and enthusiasm in hosting it. Watch live here.

Magnificent hummingbird at Texas bird feeder, video

This video from the USA says about itself:

29 September 2015

A crisp-looking adult Magnificent Hummingbird stopped by for a solo visit this morning.

The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet. This site hosts a total of 24 Perky Pet Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains.

California sister butterfly at feeder, video

This video from the USA says about itself:

California Sister Butterfly visits the Feeder, September 29, 2015

The upper surfaces of the wings of Adelpha californica is a dark brown to black. It has two large orange patches near the tip of the forewings and wide postdiscal creamy white bands on both wings. The ventral surfaces of the wings are generally similar but with blue bands along the edges of both wings, as well as blue and orange patterns on the corners near the body. Like other members of the genus, the butterfly is named “sister” for its black and white markings on the forewing that resemble a nun’s habit.