Davis Mountains at Mid-Summer

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.

Female black-chinned hummingbird flying from her perch on a yucca leaf.
Ladder-backed Woodpecker on his way to a hummingbird feeder for lunch.
View of Davis Mountains from ridge line trail above Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park, Texas.
Davis Mountains grassland in late afternoon.
Grandson,Blake Ditto, on trail above Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park, Texas.  The lad is only 6’2″ , he knew when to quit.
Aoudad sheep in Davis Mountains, Texas.
Lesser Goldfinch male perched on Agarita stem.
Agave leaves in soft light.
Scaled Quail in Davis Mountains grassland, Texas.

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.