The Anna’s Hummingbird babies grew quickly during May. The first chick fledged on May 16, 2012 in the early afternoon. It flew to the branches above the nest.
We believe that that second chick left the nest on about May 18, 2012 (we were traveling). Here is a series of pictures of the hummingbird babies as they start to fill in.
First one out of the nest:
Not yet ready to leave the nest:
The day before the first chick fledges:
Earlier in May, the hummingbird chicks looked far from being able to fly: