Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hummingbirds Enjoy Complimentary Drinks at Antigua Capilla B&B

A couple of months ago we discovered Camino Silverstre, a store that sells the coolest bird feeders in San Miguel de Allende. We thought we’d buy a few to try them out. Within days, we had hummingbirds visiting us throughout the day.

Here’s a video we condensed from a one-hour recording made one afternoon at Antigua Capilla Bed and Breakfast. We captured several brown and white Violet Crowned and green Broad-billed hummingbirds as they stopped by for a slurp. If you look closely, you will see their white tongues after they come up for a breath.

Owners, Alfredo and Jim, opened their beautiful store, Camino Silvestre, featuring hand-blown glass feeders designed by Alfredo and made in Mexico in vibrant colors of recycled glass. Aside from bird feeders, Camino Silvestre also sells jewelry, ornaments, dinnerware by Mexican potter Gorky Gonzales, garden torches, wind chimes and much more. Visit them on Zacateros No 46.

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