Birth of a Hummingbird

The birds are busy singing and building here, getting their nests ready for the season. It’s always exciting to find a nest and watch the babies hatch from the eggs. We have been able to watch several bluebird nests through the years, but I have never seen a real hummingbird nest, until now!

My mom just sent me this link that is filled with amazing pictures of baby hummingbirds. Someone found a hummingbird nest and carefully took pictures starting with the eggs all the way to the young bird leaving the nest. It took just 24 days from birth to flight.

There are five pages in all, with the last picture showing a matchstick and a penny in the nest so that you can visualize the actual size. Amazing!

Check it out for yourself at:

http://community.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM

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