Wednesday, June 9, 2010




I have a hummingbird nest in a tree in my front yard just beyond my window. I have been watching momma hummer as she has sat on her nest on rainy, windy, overcast and sunny days. Little baby heads have been peeking out for the past couple of days. Looks like the babies are about to "fly the coop". I don't know if I will see them fly away, but I know that I will miss them .
The picture on the left doesn't look like much but it is one of the babies sunning itself and waiting for mom to come back with some grub. The picture on the right is momma and that pointy thing just a smidgen to her right is one of the babies looking out from under her.
This is the second set of babies we have had this spring. There was a nest of Phoebes on my front porch. She built her nest on top of the porch light. There were three babies, unfortunately I couldn't get any pictures of them or the mom. The fledgling phoebes left the nest while we were camping over Memorial day weekend. The phoebes left me a nice pile of droppings right in from of my door. One would think that when they moved out, they would clean up after themselves. LOL. I am so glad to have had the opportunity of watching these birds.

3 comments:

Lydia said...

Hi Joyce!

Love your photos and your card!! Welcome to blogging and of course to SCS! You're doing great!

I've never seen a baby hummingbird before - that's incredible!

Paige said...

You have a great start to your blog! Awesome photos of the hummingbirds!

Jami said...

How funny that we both posted Hummer nest photos taken the same day. Our nest is just outside the bathroom window. I haven't been able to get a photo of mama bird. Isn't it awesome though? :)