Archive for the ‘Hummingbird’ Category

Baby Hummingbird photos for June 2 & 3

June 3, 2008

The young humming bird was sitting up on the edge of the nest today. I think she’ll be flying soon. Of course, when I try to get close with my camera, she hunkers down into the nest and I miss the perfect shot. Here’s what I did get…

June 2, 2008

June 3, 2008

Baby Hummingbird photos for June 1

June 1, 2008

Daily photos of the hummingbird in our front yard. Looking more like a hummingbird everyday.

hummingbird June 1 #1

Waiting for mom to return to the nest (or telling us to back off).

hummingbird June 1 #2

Baby Hummingbird photos for May 31

May 31, 2008

The kids and I are working on an instructional video. The clip is done but I’ve got a few more photos to take before I post it. In the meantime, enjoy today’s baby hummingbird photos.

We’re starting to see some tail feathers. Notice how the baby tucks herself down into the nest as I get closer.

Pencil added for perspective.

I still haven’t been able to film the baby and mom together. She’s really flighty these days and my camera only takes 30 sec clips at the highest resolution. I’ll keep trying. Happy Saturday.

Baby Hummingbird photos for May 29-30

May 30, 2008

More in the daily hummingbird photo series. I’ve been taking one photo per day since May 15th. It’s actually starting to look like a bird…

May 29th

Baby hummingbird May 29 2008

May 30th

Baby hummingbird May 30 2008

Baby Hummingbird Movie

May 29, 2008

We took a one minute video of our baby hummingbird chillin’ in its nest. Not much action but he does blink a few times…

Baby Hummingbird Photo – May 28, 2008

May 28, 2008

Mama bird doesn’t sit on the nest anymore. She just hovers nearby. I saw her feeding the young one yesterday. That was cool. First time I’ve seen that. The baby is getting fatter and fuzzier each day.



Today’s Hummingbird photo – May 27, 2008

May 27, 2008

Pretty darn cute.

Baby hummingbird May 27 2008

Baby Hummingbird

May 27, 2008

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.