Two Anna’s Hummingbird Fledglings ready set…

I got the two fully feathered and looking fully grown, not able to fit in the nest anymore, perched on the rim of the nest. Minutes later one flew around the yard and landed on the distant feeder, so I got a close up of it, only to miss it taking off! One left in nest now and Mom came and tidied up the nest ? Mon I still feeding the one left!

New nest and hard working Hummingbird Mom!

I am so surprised she made her nest right here where I sit and look directly at her! She did come to my patio often to visit, (I thought!) but turns out she liked the digs!

Hummingbird nest with two eggs

After years of seeing hummingbirds flying around in our yard, we’ve spotted our first nest. These two eggs were laid a day apart in this cozy nest, tucked away in a camellia bush just outside our kitchen window.

Baby hummingbirds snug in nest

Three weeks after hatching these darlings are getting their color and wing definition

Hummingbird Eggs have Hatched!!

These little cuties hatched Wednesday and Thursday last week (4/29 and 4/30/2020) and this photo was taken Friday (5/1/2020). They are adorable and not doing very much yet, I will keep giving updates.

Unoccupied Hummingbird Nest

Here is an unoccupied (as of right now) hummer nest. The mailman said there had been chicks in it earlier. Hopefully they all fledged safely!

Hummingbirds Galore! (Part 2)

Hummingbird nest on our deck. It’s adorable!

Hummingbirds Galore!

Here are a few pictures of hummingbirds of my yard!

Anna’s Hummingbird Nest

Anna’s Hummingbird Fledglings

There was a hummingbird nest on the string lights of our neighbor’s porch. Since fledging, the young have been hanging out on our porch a lot and waiting for their feedings.

Anna’s Hummingbird nest

Anna’s Hummingbird nest

I first noticed an Anna’s Hummingbird building its nest on February 9, in a garden area with table and chairs on the Las Positas College campus. Ever since, I have been keeping a close watch on it. On February 20, I discovered these eggs, laid some time over President’s Day weekend. I hope this nest is successful!

Hummingbird nest destroyed by a crow

Since this nest was destroyed in daylight and not at night I suspect a crow over rats or a cat. That, and I saw a crow swoop through the yard and could here a few calling in the trees.

Anna’s Hummingbirds nest with two eggs

Nest 4.5′ off ground. Female off the nest to eat.

Anna’s Hummingbird

This nest is only 4′ off the ground and 20′ from my kitchen window.

New Mama Anna’s

This photo is of a mama Anna’s hummingbird who I watched build her nest in May of this year in a tree in the back of my yard here in Maricopa, AZ. She successfully raised these two beautiful babies who now enjoy my back yard as well.

And then there was one….

The biggest chick fledged this morning at 8:45 am. The smaller chick has the nest to himself tonight.

Almost ready to fly…

The largest chick is sitting on the rim of the nest and using his wings. While his wings seem to work well, he still has a short, stubby tail. He/she should be ready to fledge soon.

Beak & Butt

Beak & Butt… the little hummingbirds are getting bigger. Estimate they are 16-17 days old.

10-day old Anna’s Hummingbirds.

Feeding Time!

On 5/9 I found empty egg shells under the nest. On 5/12 I noticed her feeding at least 2 babies.

Crest Avenue Anna’s HB

This little Anna’s Hummingbird built her nest around a lantern hook on the support beam of our patio. Not a bad location: protected from wind and rain, 3 feet from the sugar water feeder and the garden flowers. She’s getting used to us hanging out on the patio.

Anna’s Hummingbird Eggs

Anna’s Hummingbird eggs about one and one-half weeks before hatching. Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
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Anna’s Hummingbird Chicks

Prior to fledging, these Anna’s Hummingbird chicks watched other birds flying about. A few days later, they too, were flying.
Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
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Anna’s Hummingbird Landing at Her Nest

An Anna’s Hummingbird lands at her nest and nestles down over her two jelly bean-sized eggs. Filmed on location at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
This and other related video clips may be seen at the blog page on my website where I present a three-part post about this hummingbird and her chicks.
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Anna’s Hummingbird Returns to Her Nest

An Anna’s Hummingbird returns to her nest to feed her remaining chick (the other had fledged the day before).
Filmed on location at Natural Bridges State Beach,, Santa Cruz, CA.
This is one of several videos that may be viewed at the blog page of my website, where I present a three-part post about this hummingbird and her chicks.
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Anna’s Hummingbird at Her Nest

An Anna’s Hummingbird nestled upon her eggs a few days before they hatched. Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
This image and others, as well as video clips may be seen at the blog page on my website. There you will find a three-part post about this hummingbird and her chicks.

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Anna’s Hummingbird Feeds Her Chicks

An Anna’s Hummingbird returns to her nest to feed her hungry chicks. She feeds them a steady diet of sap, insects, and nectar.
You can see this and other related videos at the blog page on my website: http://www.biophiliapress.com, where I present a three-part blog post about this Anna’s Hummingbird and her chicks.

Anna’s Hummingbird Chick Hatched

Less than twenty-four hours old, this tiny Anna’s Hummingbird chick slept next to its sibling which hatched the next day.
You can see this and other related videos at the blog page on my website: http://www.biophiliapress.com, where you will find a three-part blog post about an Anna’s Hummingbird and her chicks filmed on location at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.

Anna’s Hummingbird Chicks Exercising Their Wings

These chicks were a few days away from fledging. They had become increasingly aware of other winged, feathered creatures flying about, and they realized that they too, will soon fly.

Hummingbird nest

These are photos from the first clutch of eggs laid by a very fecund hummingbird. She has now laid 6 eggs in this nest, and is currently incubating the 2 most recent eggs, in addition to feeding at least one fledgling that is still nearby.

She has kept the nest in good repair since first constructing it in January. She is a very impressive and dedicated parent.

Annas Hummingbird doing what she does best.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology