Baby Hummingbird

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.

Peeking indside the nest

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…

Hummingbird May 15 2008

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…

Taped Leaves

We got a good laugh out of that one.


Baby bird and nest on May 16.

Hummingbird May 16 2008

Hummingbird May 17 2008 (2)

May 17

Hummingbird May 17 2008

Hummingbird May 17 2008

May 18

Hummingbird May 18 2008

May 19

Hummingbird May 19 2008

May 20

Hummingbird May 20 2008

May 21

Hummingbird May 21 2008

May 22

The undeveloped egg got booted out of the nest today 😦

Hummingbird May 22 2008

Egg & Key

May 23

Hummingbird May 23 2008

May 24

Stretching its wing.

Hummingbird May 24 2008

May 25

Opened its eyes today.

Baby hummingbird opens its eyes today

May 26

You lookin’ at me?

Baby Hummingbird looking up from nest

Come back every day. I’ll post a new picture as long as there’s a bird in the nest.


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3 Responses to “Baby Hummingbird”

  1. blythelight Says:

    Wow. Incredible! Thanks for sharing the photos! -blythe

  2. Chris Says:

    Thank you Blythe. We’re lucky to have the nest so close. The kids have had a lot of fun watching the changes. Thanks to this little guy, I dug out the owners manual to the camera and finally learned how to use Macro mode.

  3. Jared and Julie Dumond Says:

    Thank you so much for this posting. We feed some hummers and home school and this was so much fun to be able to look at!
    Julie and Jared

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