Hummingbird Update

The hummingbirds are growing quickly. The mother doesn’t sit on the next very often any more. I’m guessing it’s a little beaky for bottom comfort. She does return frequently to feed the babies, which you can see her doing here:

Taken through our kitchen window. She does notice us here and will flap around the window and try to get rid of us. She finds us very irritating. If you’re wondering what an irritated hummingbird looks like, please see the following:

She may be pissed because I keep taking pictures of her babies. Annoying for her, but good for you. Here’s the photo retrospective from eggs to current, pictures taken every couple days.

My favorite part of this one is the broken egg shells.

That final one I took last night. The eggs hatched on April 3rd, and yesterday was the 15th, which makes them almost two weeks old in this picture. They apparently leave the nest around 3 weeks, so I’ll keep taking pictures and keep you updated on what’s going on with our birds.

I’ll leave you with another video of an angry hummingbird, slightly longer, and at a slightly less optimal angle. If you listen closely, you can hear the call of a wild Gabe in the background.

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1 Response to Hummingbird Update

  1. Michael G says:

    I was able to identify the call of the wild Gabe even before I read the description. The cry is almost as distinctive as the irritated hummingbird behavior. Great photos.

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