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Beautiful Nest, Part 3

05 Aug

They grow up so fast!

Baby broad-tailed hummingbird

Hummingbirds seem to do everything fast, including growing up.  It was just a week ago, this bird was nothing but matted feathers.  I suspect she’ll be ready to leave the nest in a few days.

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A Beautiful Nest

17 Jul

Female broad-tailed hummingbird on nest. Click for larger.

 

Probably the most beautiful nest I’ve ever seen.  She’s decorated it with pieces of lichen to make it more camouflaged.  Click on the photo for the larger version and see the cobwebs she grabbed from the forest to glue the lichen to the nest.   An amazing work of art.

She seemed at ease with me being close.  I actually had hoped she would fly away so I could see what is in the nest.  I will have to hike back in a couple of weeks and check on things.

Later posts in this series:  Part 2, Part 3

 
 

Great Horned Owls

20 Apr

A friend notified me that there were some owls nesting near where she lives.  So I went over to take some photos last week.

This is one of the parents, although I’m not sure which one.  For various reasons, I think this is the female.

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