Last weekend I spent time at Kleb Woods trying to photograph male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. I wanted photos that (a) showed the birds not at feeders and (b) made their ruby gorgets visible. From most angles the gorget appears totally or mainly black.
It took me a while.
Also at Kleb, I got to see a disabled, captive Mississippi Kite.
I was surprised to see what small birds these are. They look much larger through binoculars!
I see two Great Egrets every morning when I get to the CyFair campus. One usually perches on a tree.
The other always perches on a lamppost.
While I was photographing the second one the other day, it had to struggle to avoid being blown off its perch by a sudden gust of wind.