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A Beautiful Nest, Part 2

29 Jul

It’s not a very good photo, but it shows us 11 days later what was under the mother hummingbird.

 

Baby Broad-tailed Hummingbird

 

It’s hard to figure out what you’re looking at.  It’s fuzzy stuff with a beak sticking up at one end.  The bird’s eyed were tightly closed. Its chin is resting on the left nest edge; its tail is resting on the right nest edge.

It was raining and the light levels were low. The quality of the photo isn’t good. Because the camera was getting soaked and the baby was shivering, I decided not to spend more time getting a better photo, and allow mama to return who was waiting nearby.

Other posts in this series:  Part 1, Part 3.

 
 

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  1. Jason

    July 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    It’s so tiny! I thought it was just a feather at first.

     
    • randyg

      July 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Yeah, that baby bird is less than two inches from head to tail. Amazing.

       
  2. Terri

    July 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    The nest looks even more like part of the tree than a few weeks ago…and the baby is just a bit of fluff.

    So great to see…thanks for the photo.

     
    • randyg

      July 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

      You’re seeing the other side of the nest. The photo is from the opposite angle as the previous one. The chick’s beak is where the mom’s tail was.

       
 
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