6/20/11 UPDATE on Chicks In The Hummingbird Nest (PIX) Update post #1

rebbetzin

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The other day we found a nest in the ivy, right by the entrance to the carport. The mother is not happy when anyone goes by! She is seldom on the nest, I don't know if the eggs will hatch with her being gone so much of the time. But, here are some photos.

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I have yet to have any babies live to leave the nest. But, a few weeks ago my nextdoor neighbor had two babies leave the nest!! So, I am hopeful these will be able to hatch and go on to live happy lives in the neighborhood.

Today, I was curious if the hummingbird eggs had hatched or if they were even still in the nest. (Last year some preditor got the new babies)

anyhow, I am too short to see into the nest, so used my camera to help me see. And this is what we have!!

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They look like they are even getting feathers, which is farther along than last years chicks.

On Friday (6/10/11) I took this photo of the babies in the nest.

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You can see they are a bit bigger.

Then this morning I could see little beaks up over the top of the nest!!
Here they are this morning (6/13/11) How quickly they are growing!

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Look how much they grew in a week!! They are starting to out grow the nest!

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ranchhand

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Hope these make it! One of my favorite memories of one of my "Grandaddys" was when he showed me a hummingbird's nest. He was a lover of nature, a conservationist long before it became popular. I was about 10 and amazed at how tiny and perfect it was.

Please post the updates!
 

SarahBeth9394

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We have barn swallows every year on our porch. I didn't think they would nest there this year. But about 2 weeks after we began seeing them again we could see that repairs were being made to the nest. Last years swallow raised 2 clutches of eggs each with 5 babies and only lost 1 baby.
 

Kitt

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Those are awesome pics !!! I have several hummingbird feeders but have never seen a nest here. OH I do hope they hatch and fly away.
 

hilareee

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great pics! i've never found hummingbird nests, but i know there must be some nearby. last year i had some bushtits create quite an elaborate nest, but it was so close to my door that the nest was abandoned, with 3 eggs
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i've been enjoying this spring, hearing the birds that make it. just this afternoon i saw a chickadee baby being fed bugs by a parent. i can hear a fledgling mockingbird during the day. some bushtits just fledged this weekend and made quite a sweet racket the whole day.

spring is springing!
 

Squishy

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Send it to me! Send it to me!

I want Hummingbirds!!
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I wonder if anyone has ever sucessfully incubated Hummingbird eggs and reared the chicks? Hmmmm...
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Awww Sourland
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tinychicky

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lol i think that's illegal
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pretty eggs, hope both of them hatch! we have wrens nesting in the barn this year and they have seven, yes seven, rosy pink eggs in thier nest!!!
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rebbetzin

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Om YouTube, a while back, there was a fellow that raised a baby hummer in the house. I read a book a couple of years ago written by a Hummingbird Rescue lady, she had a screened in porch that she used to nurse Hummers back to health. I don't know if anyone has successfully raised them from an egg.
 

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