River Falls, WI, United States
I am lucky enough to live with several very large, very old (over 100 years) Tamarack trees in my yard. Last summer was the first summer I observed Ruby-throated Hummingbirds nesting in these trees and I was immediately hooked into watching them construct their nests, incubate their eggs, feed the young, and ultimately, see the young fledge. This fascinating experience is what led me to participate in Nest Watch this summer and, so far, I have located 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird nests and am observing and recording data on each of them. The nest in this photo was the second one I found this summer, and the first one to fledge. Although there were two eggs and two nestlings earlier, by fledging time, only 1 young hummer had survived. This one successfully fledged the day after I took this photo.
I’m impressed by your 5 hummingbird nests in one season! Good eye!