I will try again tomorrow. On to the main event. I headed to the residence of the hummer and as soon as I walked into the yard I saw it at the feeder. When chasing the Golden-crowned Warbler I mentioned my fantasy of a chase where I just walk up to it. This was the dream come true. I got the bird within 1 minute of getting there. Broad-billed Hummingbird was Year Bird 486. I spent the next 10 minutes getting some good pictures then I headed out to the Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preserve to take advantage of the open day.
|Locke Gap, |
TNC Davis Mountains Preserve
I tried next for Baird's Sparrow. I had two historic sites for Baird's and they turn out to be the two sites I suspect I had Baird's back in January. I walked a couple of miles of grass on the side of the road. I flushed Cactus Wrens out of the grass several times, but not a single sparrow for my effort.
|Front rolling over the Davis Mountains|