Ahhh! Look what I found in our climbing roses!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MikasGirl, May 29, 2010.

  1. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Songster

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    I had been getting a bit suspicious.... Every night at around 7PM I hear a very loud buzzing noise (when walking back from taking care of the girls), I'd look up and a hummingbird was buzzing around our climbing roses. I was wondering if they had a nest, so tonight, when it happened again, I looked up at the top of the roses and found this:
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    A nest! I was so excited that I hung around a little longer and the wait was worth it:
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    The mom came back! Any idea what kind of hummingbird she is? We live in western Oregon, I was thinking maybe Rufous (sp?). I'm not sure though. Anyway, I thought that I would share this since it is so cool!
     
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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  3. Cluckin'Along

    Cluckin'Along Songster

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    That is very cool!! Wonderful photos!!
     
  4. beakkeeper

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    Possibly a Rufous Hummingbird? hard to tell---but awesome find!!!!
     
  5. nuts4chickens

    nuts4chickens Songster

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    Neat! I don't think I have ever seen a humming bird nest!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I find the hummingbird nests when the leaves fall in autumn, but haven't found one active. I have a Carolina Wren's nest on the back side of the main coop and a flying squirrel's nest on the other coop.
     
  7. MikasGirl

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    I still can't believe it! I went out to watch again, and she came back several times. She has a irridescent green back from what I can tell...
     
  8. NurseELB

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    Right On! SO cool!
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I've never seen a hummingsbirds nest... how neat! [​IMG]
     
  10. This one is pretty neat... I love day 36 "MOOOOOMM he's on my side again!!" heheh.

     

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