Hummers Return To West Texas!

 

Watch the jewels of the Davis Mountains fill up on nectar at an all-new cam site as they journey south for migration.

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September 12, 2019

What's In A Name: Anna's and Rivoli's Hummingbirds

Did you know the names of the Anna's and Rivoli's Hummingbird are connected? When these species were described in 1829 by French naturalist René Primevère Lesson, he named these dazzling hummers in honor of the Duke of Rivoli and his duchess, Anna de Belle Masséna. Watch a flashy male Anna's alight on the back right feeder port before a male Rivoli's steals the spotlight on the back left of the feeder. 

September 11, 2019

Woodpeckers Bookend Busy Cornell Lab FeederWatch Cam

A Red-bellied Woodpecker pecks away at the seed cylinder while other feeder visitors come and go. When they're not at the feeder, look for these woodpeckers hitching along branches and trunks of medium to large trees, picking at the bark surface more often than drilling into it. 

September 10, 2019

Male Condor Scales Cliffside To Check On Chick

After losing its balance and slipping out of the nest cavity yesterday, #980 has taken up residence in a smaller cavity located just below the nesting cave. Here, the male #262 scales up the rocky cliffs to check on how his chick is settling in.