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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Firsts

This morning, we saw a mot mot in our lime tree. Unbelievably beautiful. It's long tail is amazing. Of course, by the time I ran in and got my camera, it had flown away. Apparently it eats insects, lizards and fruit so I cut several limes in half and impaled them on some branches but all that has attracted is wasps.

Our hummingbird feeder has attracted what I think are rufous-tailed hummers. One of them is particularly aggressive and drives off the others.

We also have the national bird, the clay-colored robin, a great kiskadee, and rufous-naped wrens, which are the biggest wrens I've ever seen.

And, here's a photo I took of an ant hill in our backyard, the likes of which I have never seen before!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hummingbirds are possessive about feeders. Usually one bird will claim a feeder and not share it.

Diana said...

I did not know that. Thanks! We'll go and get another one, or two, or three .....