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With fall migration on the horizon, watch scores of hummingbirds swarm through the Davis Mountains.

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August 23, 2017

Male Lucifer Hummingbird Visits During Feeder Frenzy

Can you pick the male Lucifer Hummingbird out of the crowd this morning in West Texas? An adult male's most distinctive features are its curved bill and narrow, forked tail, but perhaps its most striking quality is its extensive purple gorget that spills over its throat like melted candle wax.  

August 23, 2017

Iris and Louis Stop by Nest on Hellgate Osprey Cam

The Hellgate pair's second nest, which was built on the university's stadium lights after this year's nest failure, has been removed for safety reasons. Because of this, we may start seeing Iris and Louis return to their original nest more often before they head south for migration. 

August 22, 2017

Great Blue Heron Strikes a Fish in Clark Fork River

Ospreys aren't the only ones catching fish on the Hellgate Osprey cam! Patience pays off for this Great Blue Heron fishing in the Clark Fork River near Missoula, Montana. Watch the stately bird make a successful lunchtime strike at a fish, chase away an interested Common Merganser, and swallow its catch whole!