Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Hummingbirds and more




I’m noticing more hummingbirds around the feeder than I did a month ago. The tufted titmice and black headed chickadees have been hanging out in groups of a half dozen or so as well.

I’ve two pairs of cardinals here. They and the cat spend most of the chatting to each other.

Last weekend we stumbled across a bunch of heron and egret rookeries. It’s amazing. They had about 30 nests spread between 3 pine trees most of them so close the birds could walk from one to another.

The local expert on hummingbirds has told me this is the book to get if you want to know more about Texas hummingbirds: Hummingbirds of Texas: With Their New Mexico And Arizona Ranges (Tam Nature Guides)