Today I saw and photographed a Green Violetear at my father’s house in Abilene, TX. It was a little surreal to look out the window expecting to see a Black-chinned Hummingbird and be greeted instead with this colorful monster. This was a first for me in Texas and the United States. I’ve previously only seen the bird in the Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. It was also a life bird for my wife. Not bad for a day when I wasn’t officially birding.
Anyway, I thought I’d post pictures online before heading off to bed, since I know many people are considering chasing the bird.