Austin, TX, United States
Black-chinned hummingbird nest housekeeping. Nikon D300S 70-299mm zoom at 200mm 1/400 at f/4.5 ISO 1000
This nest was located in an Texas live oak tree in our front yard. It was built right at eye level from a second story balcony on our house and provided a fantastic vantage point for watching this little female raise two chicks. The nest was tucked under a canopy of leaves and was never exposed to the sun. The day this photo was taken we watched her ride out a thunderstorm and accompanying winds. so the nest needed a bit of tending to.