Saturday, August 13, 2011

Broad-billed Hummingbird Nest

By happenstance, I discovered a Broad-billed hummingbird nest in the yard. It did not take long for an egg, then a second egg, followed by one hatching, then the other. Before 3 weeks had passed, both birds fledged. Check out the following photos.......

The nest:

One day after hatching:

A week later:

A few days later:

The first born was always larger and the first to fledge:

There is a second bird in the nest:

I was nearby when the first bird fledged. The second bird fledged the next day:

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