Only one slot remains for some lucky person who wants to photograph hummingbirds next month in the Christmas and Davis Mountains of Texas. Take a look at these images from last year’s trip and contact me if you are interested. This year, we should have a good chance to see Magnificant (Rivoli’s), Rufous, Broad-billed, Calliope, Black-chinned and Lucifer Hummingbirds.
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This trip will be part of the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival. I’ll be your photography guide. The multi-flash set up will be available for flight shots like these. The perch shots were done without flash in a totally natural setting near feeders.
Go to 956-330-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Get more details at my website (www.larryditto.com). When the site opens, just click on Photo Tour Schedule.
In case you are wondering, the Davis Mountains are often much cooler than the rest of Texas this time of year. My family spent a few days out there last week and it sure was nice. Unfortunately, the hummingbirds were in mid-molt and looked pretty scruffy. There were 20 or so of the birds at the feeders where we were staying but they just didn’t offer much for pretty shots.
It wasn’t a photo trip, but I managed to capture a few shots along the way: click on an image to enlarge and sharpen it for better viewing.
So, there you have it. It was in the mid 80’s all week at Fort Davis while McAllen was basking in the 105-110 degree zone.