Yesterday we enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon watching the hummingbirds and other wildlife just outside our doorstep. A pair of Common Tody-Flycatchers (Todirostrum cinereum) have built a nest in the arbor outside the front door, and every day I've been watching these tiny birds tending to the nest. Hoping for fledglings soon!
|Common Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum cinereum|
|Common Tody-Flycatcher nest|
Two freshly-filled hummingbird feeders attracted dozens of hummingbirds, including White-necked Jacobins, Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds, Violet-bellied Hummingbirds, Blue-chested Hummingbirds and a beautiful male Violet-crowned Woodnymph.
|Violet-bellied Hummingbird, Damophila julie|
|Female White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora|
|Male White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora|
|A cluster of young Reduviid bugs|