Last Friday, December 1, 2017, a Green-breasted Mango, a hummingbird normally found in eastern Mexico, was discovered in Quinta Mazatlán, a World Birding Centre in McAllen, Texas. I went with a couple of friends on Saturday to see if we could see it. We were in the location for several hours, with no luck. On Sunday, the bird showed itself several times in the same area in which it was originally found. Quite a number of birders were lucky enough to see it. So this morning, Monday, I drove back to try my luck again. This time I left the house early. It is about a 45 minute drive from our place. At 8:30 am, the Mango put in a short appearance. I was able to see it with both my binoculars and my scope. At 10 am, the Mango appeared again. This time it hung around a little longer. Still a long way off. I took some photos but it was behind some branches and the camera focused on the branches and not on the bird. But at least I was able to see it very well with my binoculars and my scope again. This is the best picture I got.
While waiting for the Mango to appear, a Couches Kingbird flew into the Hackberry Tree (the tree that the Mango is favouring). I took this picture of the Couches.