Saturday, November 2, 2002
Wow, I can't believe how many different birds we've seen--and keep seeing!! Today we saw a new hummingbird. He's been hanging out all morning in the tree out front. I could never cut down those dead trees in the front because of how many different birds are attracted to sitting in the branches.
Our new visitor turns out to be a Black-chinned Hummingbird. It looks exactly like the picture in the field guide. He looks smaller when he's flying, but when he's sitting there perched in the tree, he's really chubby and kind of pear-shaped. It was neat seeing a totally different looking hummingbird than all the rest.
He's still sitting out there, keeping close to the feeder...