Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
I was filming an Anna’s Hummingbird nest for several weeks when the last chick finally fledged. Of course, this was news to Mom who was away foraging. When she returned with food to the empty nest, she began excitedly chirping and circling the yard looking for her chick. When the chick heard her call, it began peeping and fluttering on the branch. It didn’t take long before Mom found her chick, only about 10 feet away from the nest, perched on a Tree Peony. This was the first feeding the chick received after leaving the nest.