The Hummer House is actually a B&B resort near Christoval, Texas, about 20 miles south of San Angelo. It consists of the original Hummer House, the name of the first cottage constructed there, plus two newer additions, a four bedroom lodge, and a nice cozy one bedroom bungalow. In addition there is an observation room with a large window measuring by my own estimates about 30 feet long by about 9 feet high. A perfect setting to view and photographs birds and wildlife in air-conditioned comfort. However, guests have the option of roaming around the several acres of woodland and a flowing river.
On our visit, because of the heat, Ann and I opted to sit in the observation room. There were several other people in there doing the same. The birds were active, especially hundreds of Black-chinned Hummingbirds. Here is my favorite image of one of them. I got lucky and happened to get a head-on flight image.
By the way, I was using my Canon 7D Mark II and a Tamron 150-600mm lens mounted on a mono-pod. Feel free to click on any image to see an enlargement. They look great if you will view them on a computer.
One of the favorite birds that people like to see at the Hummer House is this Painted Bunting.
In addition, I was able to photograph this White-eyed Vireo, before the sun got to high. It was perched on a little wire structure over the water feature.
This Summer Tanager was doing the same, enjoying the water spray that comes on periodically.
The observation room is open to the public on Friday evening from 7:00PM until 9:00PM, and on Saturdays from 9:00AM until 3:00PM. Dan and Cathy Brown would welcome you.
I hope you enjoyed this post and the images.
The Hummer House is one of the things I miss the most about being up in the Concho Valley. Wonderful shots, Bob.
Thanks, Jim. It is a great place, but truthfully, this was the first time we had been there in about two years.
The hummer is amazing, Bob. The best in flight that I have seen.
Thanks much. I appreciate your compliment. I am rather proud of it, too; 🙂
As you should be. It is unique.
Great shots. Hummer is fabulous
Thanks, Syl. Nice to hear from you again. I hope all is well. 🙂
Superb! What a delight that must be. Love your first pic and caption! 😀
Thank you so much, Jo. Glad you liked the hummingbird photo. 🙂
Great photos Bob thanks for posting.
Thank you, Joseph. Your comment is much appreciated.
All are good Bob, but I especially like the hummingbird.
Thanks, John. The hummingbird is my favorite of the bunch.
Excellent photos, a real pleasure to view!
Thanks Belinda. I am glad you are enjoying them. 🙂