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Mama Hummingbird sitting on her babies


Mama Hummingbird sitting on her babies (Hummingbirds)

Her babies hatched a week ago, today. She had been collecting food for them. Photo taken April 3. 2015.



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Wow! is that how they usually build their nests? It looks very precarious!!

13 Apr, 2015

 

Yes, they have a very small nest and typically they're very low. This nest is located just a little taller than me. The babies are big already and should fly from the nest in a week or so.

13 Apr, 2015

 

That is just magic , Delonix.
I'm going to add to faves because I want to show this to my daughter . She works for RSPB , the Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds . She'll be really interested .

14 Apr, 2015

 

Driad:

I'm going to post photos of the babies before they fly the nest. There's so many hummingbirds nest in the trees around. My neighbor's big bottlebrush tree is loaded with them. They love that tree because they feed on the flowers, which have been in full bloom for many weeks (they flower all year here).

14 Apr, 2015



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