Thursday, April 08, 2010

Hummingbirds growing up in my garden

This is the story of two baby hummingbirds growing up in my garden. The discovery came as an unexpected surprise which just blew me away. I stumbled upon a mossy wad of lichen and cotton fluffs with spiderweb all over it on one of my geranium hanging plants. It was well camouflaged and looked like a knot on one of the branches. This is why it went unnoticed during my weekly deadheading sessions in the garden. Nothing prepared me for what I was about to see after I climbed on a bench to take a closer look. My jaws dropped when I saw two jelly-bean sized eggs in the tiniest nest I have ever seen. I ran into the house, grabbed my camera and began to chronicle the day-to-day development of the baby hummers from egghood to flight.

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Jayne said...

Awwwwwwwww, sweet :)

Ann Flower said...

I must appreciate the shot of Hummingbirds growing up in your garden. It looks awesome. keep up the good work. Iflorist.co.uk

James Higham said...

Do hummingbirds taste nice?

Colin Campbell said...


Even if they did, I think that they would be a bit crunchy. I had quail once. That was pretty disappointing.

CapricornWoman said...

Aww how lovely! I bet your kids are enjoying watching them as well :)

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