We have a hummingbird nest in the front yard. It’s in the Rhododendron just outside our front door, and low enough for my six year old daughter to peek inside.
Here’s the first picture that I took of the nest on May 15, 2008. We’ve got one baby and one egg. I just love the texture of the nest. Check out the moss and lichen. The inside looks comfy. Wish I had a hammock like that…
At first, the nest was pretty well hidden. My son, Calvin, decided to improve our view by clipping away a few leaves. After I told him that this also might help the neighborhood cats see the nest, he felt guilty and taped a few leaves back in place…
We got a good laugh out of that one.
Baby bird and nest on May 16.
The undeveloped egg got booted out of the nest today
Stretching its wing.
Opened its eyes today.
You lookin’ at me?
Come back every day. I’ll post a new picture as long as there’s a bird in the nest.