Texas hummingbirds 2016 highlights


This video from the USA says about itself:

West Texas Hummingbird Highlights 2016

22 November 2016

With the 2016 season of the West Texas Hummingbird Cam winding down, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments from this year on cam.

Watch live at http://AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers.

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.

For the past 10 years, researchers from West Texas Avian Research have been banding hummingbirds at this site and others throughout the Trans-Pecos region of Texas to study the status and distribution of hummingbirds throughout the poorly known region.

The active banding of hummingbirds continues (off camera) at this site in the Davis Mountains, and from time to time you may hear researchers working in the background. Some common species in you may hear vocalizing include Western Scrub Jays, Acorn Woodpeckers, and Canyon Wrens (among others).

Thanks to West Texas Avian Research for their enthusiasm and support for hosting the camera at this remote research site, and to cam sponsor Perky-Pet®.

Acorn woodpecker’s balance problems at Texas, USA feeder


This video from the USA says about itself:

21 November 2016

An Acorn Woodpecker sneaks some nectar while only barely hanging on.

Watch live at http://AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers

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.

Hummingbird, bee share nectar in Texas


This video from the USA says about itself:

Hummingbird and Honey Bee Share Some Nectar – Nov. 4, 2016

Watch live at http://AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers

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.

Amethyst-throated hummingbird, first ever in the USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

18 October 2016

The first-ever Amethyst-throated Hummingbird spotted in the United States spent the afternoon sipping from the Perky-Pet feeder on our West Texas Hummingbird Cam, making multiple visits throughout the evening. The mega-rarity was first spotted by the cam host, who also documented its presence with still images.

Watch live at http://AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers

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.

Texas hummingbirds, identification video


This video from the USA says about itself:

Hummingbird Identification Video – Oct. 7, 2016

Want to learn more about how to identify the hummingbirds that you see on the West Texas Hummingbird Cam? Let us help you out! Watch the video and use the identification tools that are listed for each of the species in this video.

Watch all the action live at AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers to practice your new skills!

Male and Female Black-chinned – These slender hummers are comparatively small with dull, metallic green backs, flat foreheads and long bills. Males are identified by an iridescent purple band present underneath a black chin. Females often have a grayish crown with dull gray underparts.

Immature Male Anna’s – These rare visitors are medium-large sized and stocky with a short black bill. Immature males often exhibit a throat patch and face that is speckled with iridescent rosy-pink. Notice the lack of any cinnamon wash on the body or rufous on the tail? This distinguishes the juvenile male Anna’s Hummingbird from Rufous Hummingbirds.

Male Magnificent – The iridescent purple crown and equally striking green gorget easily distinguish the large, long-billed male Magnificent Hummingbird from the other visitors on camera.

Male Calliope – These tiny birds are the smallest you’ll see north of Mexico in North America. The male Calliope exhibits a streaky magenta and white throat pattern combined with green upperparts and short, thin bill.

Male and Female Rufous – The male Rufous Hummingbird is named for its color. The brilliant orange face, sides and back, combined with the vivid red-bronze gorget set these pugnacious individuals apart from the rest. Females are equipped with an iridescent reddish spot in the center of the throat. These medium-sized female hummingbirds have buffy rufous sides, green heads and backs, and whitish bellies.

Neo-nazi bloodbath in Texas, USA


This 26 September 2016 video from Texas in the USA is called NAZI SYMPATHIZER/LAWYER DOES RANDOM SHOOTING, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

From Reuters news agency:

Houston Lawyer Shoots 9 Before Shot Dead By Police

The man was in a military-style uniform with Nazi items, and police found thousands of rounds of ammo in his car.

09/26/2016 07:47 pm ET

A Houston lawyer whose business was struggling opened fire on morning commuters on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being shot dead by police, authorities said.

Six people were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside their vehicles in the affluent neighborhood of West University Place, acting Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.

One victim was in critical condition and another was in serious condition but both were expected to survive, officials said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said there was no indication that the shootings were linked to a radical group.

If a wannabe mass murderer wears a nazi swastika like in this case, then he very probably is not a fanatical Muslim. However, do only fanatical Muslims count as ‘radical’ in FBI speech? How about possible links to violent neo-nazi gangs?

Police declined to identify the suspect, but local media reported that he shot at vehicles from a black Porsche registered to Nathan DeSai.

Public records showed that DeSai lived in a condominium near the shooting scene and that he had no criminal record.

DeSai, who received his law degree from the University of Tulsa in 1998, started a small law firm but his former law partner, Ken McDaniel, said they closed it about six months ago.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, in Cuba to develop trade relations, told reporters, “The motivation appears to be a lawyer whose relationship with his law firm went bad.”

Police said the suspect was dressed in a military-style uniform and that military paraphernalia that included Nazi items was found in his possession.

The police bomb squad secured the shooter’s car, which contained more than 2,600 rounds of ammunition. Police said a handgun was found on the suspect’s body and a rifle was found in this car.

An agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the firearms had been legally purchased.

Christopher Miller, who lives near the site of the shootings, said he watched much of it from his apartment. “The only way I can explain it is like a firework show; you hear a shot, a shot, then more shots, then a finale of a bunch of shots. Then you know it’s over.”

Police said more than 75 shell casings had been recovered.

(Additional reporting by Ruthy Munoz in Washington, D.C., Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas, Laila Kearney in New York and Sarah Marsh in Havana; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Bill Trott)

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Many hummingbirds at Texas webcam


This video from the USA says about itself:

All Out Frenzy At West Texas Hummingbird Cam – Sept. 26, 2016

The hummingbirds are hungry on this overcast September morning in the mountains outside of Fort Davis,TX.

Watch live at http://AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers

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.

Hummingbirds are not typically associated with winter, but depending on where you are birding during the colder months of the year is possible to see and enjoy these flying jewels even in cold regions. Winter hummingbirds are nothing new, and sightings in North America have been noticed since the 1950s. Due to more interest in these tiny birds and a better availability of supplemental feeders, however, more and more hummingbirds have been staying further north during the winter since the 1990s: here.