Saturday, February 28, 2009

Non-Food Post - Hummingbird Nest

I normally don't post twice in one day, but this is just too good to wait.

We've always had hummingbirds buzzing around our back yard, and today Hubby noticed one was consistently flitting in and out of one of our orange trees. Closer inspection revealed:
































And look, 2 little jelly bean sized eggs!

















And here's mommy bird, sitting on the nest. Pic isn't that great, 'cause I was about 25 feet away, but you get the idea.
















The interwebs says the eggs take from 11 to 19 days to hatch - I have no idea how long they've been there, so we'll have baby hummingbirds in about 2 weeks. I can't wait!

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4 comments:

Kitt said...

Wow!! How exciting! Good eye on finding it.

Vicki said...

Hey Kitt - I don't think I ever would've seen it on my own, I have Hubby to thank :)

Betts said...

How sweet! We have them flitting around and chasing each other from the feeder like kamakazi pilots in the summer, but I've never been able to trace one to its nest.

Vicki said...

Hey Betts - I feel so lucky to have one in my back yard, I just hope the babies make it.