Birds

Black-chinned hummingbird

(Archilochus alexandri) 28-APR-11
This individual tired himself out trying to fly back out of the tent. Like insects, they fly toward the light strips instead of the doorways. I am usually able to direct them out before they exhaust themselves, though. After a drink and a rest, he flew back into the trees.


Turkey

(Meleagris gallopavo) 15-AUG-11

It was a harsh year for wild turkeys, but the local flocks managed to get by. An individual in this group was observed leaping up to pull small leaves off a tree.


Turkey vulture

(Cathartes aura) 15-SEP-11
This vulture, one of several in the area, is perched upon a favored branch above the tent.