Summer bird watching in Liberty Hill


(Photo by Jimmy Oliver)

Black-chinned hummingbirds feeding late one afternoon at the home of Jimmy and Janet Oliver. They are very aggressive, but this group decided to stop fighting for a little while and feed, Oliver said. The Independent staff selected the photo as this week’s First Place entry in our Summer Vacation Photo Contest.

“Great job stopping the action on some of nature’s busiest creatures. Nice composition as well,” wrote Photographer Kathy Canady.

The Olivers will be attending the Annual Texas Hoedown featuring Leona Williams and Janice Maynard on July 13, courtesy of The Independent and the photo will be entered in a Grand Prize giveway later this summer.

Learn more about the contest at