Anna’s Hummingbird on Nest
This female Anna’s Hummingbird is incubating two eggs … and in this video it looks like she is trying to get comfortable but it is likely she is keeping the space around the eggs and perhaps turning them. She does this behavior just about every time she lands on the nest. The noise you hear in the background is traffic. The nest is about 40 feet from the edge of a busy street.
She spends the majority of the day on the nest. She is away more often in the early morning and evening when there are many small flying insects about. Earlier in the nesting cycle, she seemed to spend more time away from the eggs.
The eggs were laid between March 16th and March 18th, 2013. Anna’s eggs are incubated between 14 and 19 days*. It is getting close to the time for the first egg to hatch.
This video was taken on March 28, 2013 from near the live nest cam set up.
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*Source: The Birders Handbook by Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, 1988