New hummingbird nestlings snuggled up together.

New hummingbird nestlings snuggled up together in one of several humming bird nest in our yard this season.

Mother hummingbird incubating eggs.

One of several nests in the back yard again this year being tended to by mom.

Baby hummingbird fledglings.

One of several active hummingbird nests in our back yard.

Beautiful Nest

While walking the nature trails at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, I noticed this thimble size Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest. Isn’t it beautiful?

Fluff feeds her chicks

Fluff, an Anna’s Hummingbird, feeds her chicks shortly after they hatched. The chicks are about the size of raisins and require gentle feeding every half hour or so to ensure they grow into young healthy birds.

Hidden Hummingbird Nest

I knew there was a hummingbird nest nearby, but a much as I searched, I couldn’t find it.., until Mama came home to roost. She settled down lightly on a small nest hidden in the lichen. It was almost completely invisible without her on top.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology