First, I saw this huge toad... and noticed there was a smaller toad not far along the same edge of the deck. They were facing each other...
After I got some excellent closeups and even some toad chortling sounds recorded, I went over to the other side of the deck to throw Thor's frisbee (for the thousandth time, lol!)... and ended up catching a little hummingbird near the NEW feeder we just put out a day or two ago...
So I set up my phone on a series of two different tripods (my gorilla on top of my sister's tall metal tripod), and ran it more or less continuously for the next three hours or so.
I was just getting turbo-frustrated, scrubbing through endless clips, when the final two revealed a solitary female ruby-throated hummingbird!
So now I have a NEW record: In one 24-hour period I shot, produced and published TWO videos, each about 4 minutes long.
Now... back to the other dozen-or-so videos that are already in various stages of production... LOL