New hummingbird nest
Here’s a new hummingbird nest for the 2014 season.
This Anna’s Hummingbird nest is in a Bottle Tree. This is the second 2014 hummingbird nest in our immediate neighborhood. The first nest was too high to see clearly. The photo above was taken in early March 2014.
Anna’s Hummingbird on her new nest
Here she is on her nest in the evening light. This picture was taken in early/mid March.
Baby Hummingbird beaks
The baby hummingbird beaks started to peek out of the nest. Here they are in evening light in mid March.
The female was often on guard, watching from nearby posts. She had a few look-out spots, but she used this one the most. From the top of this Yellow Bird of Paradise, she could guard both her nest and her feeder in the backyard. Her perch is at about the height of a one story house roofline.
Baby Hummingbirds get crowded
The babies were getting big. This picture was taken in late March.
Out of the nest
Here’s one of the fledgling hummingbirds, in the tree by our front door on its first day out of the nest. It flitted around in the area, peeping to bring its mother in to feed it.
Sometimes when we open the front door now, we can hear high little calls coming from the fledgling hummingbirds in the trees above. The mother returns often to the feeder, then flies up into the tree. She calls “chip! chip!” as she approaches their “peep, peep” sounds. Then it is quiet. After a little while, the high little calls start again.
Go here to see the mother feeding one of the fledgling hummingbirds in the tree.