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eric pittman

Victoria, BC, Canada


Two eggs are laid in a Rufous Hummingbird nest. One is tucked right up against the near wall and hard to see while the other is in clear sight. The walls of the nest are quite high to help keep the eggs safe during windstorms when they could be tossed out. The nest is made of fluffy plant material stuck together with spider web and is flexible so it stretches when the chicks grow. It’s camouflage precisely matches the color and texture of the branch it was built on.


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Rufous Hummingbird Nest

A pair of eggs sit comfortably in a soft, tiny and protective Rufous Hummingbird nest

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