6.24.2008

Waiting For Mom


Two little ruby-throated hummers, waiting patiently for mom to come back and feed them. We've been keeping an eye on this nest since the female first started building.
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Aren't they cute?

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9 comments:

Hugh said...

Very cute. I like the way their little bills are pointed upward.

What kind of tree is that?

Lonely Paul said...

Hello

Susan said...

Hi. Is that a dogwood tree? I'd love to know where to look for hummer nests. I've never seen a nest, though I see hummers feeding in my lantana in the summer.

Melody said...

They are so sweet! I saw my first hummer today.

Jennifer said...

Just caught up on LOTS of your posts! butterflies, dragonflies, a new house, birds, turtles, snakes... wow! I especially liked the Big Bear Butt and the Little Bear Feet!

Uncle Bear `;-)) said...

Enjoyed the huumer photos very much. Your's are a lot better then the type we see on the street. A lot prettier too.

swamp4me said...

hugh,
The tree is a tupelo gum, Nyssa aquatica

Hi, lonely paul!

susan,
Almost every hummer nest I've seen has been built on a tree branch that is over water. The tree this one is on grows in the water, it is a tupelo gum.

melody,
We have a bunch of hummers that use our feeders. We are putting out over a gallon of sugar water a day now.

jennifer,
welcome back! I know it's a busy season for you. Glad you found some time to come by.

Uncle Bear,
Hummingbirds have a lot of personality. It's fun to watch them.

Aluajala said...

Hummingbirds look sweet! These pictures rimind me on how I encountered a bird nest with eggs inside for the first time. It was so nice to visit them untill they became lovely little creatures and finally flew away from the nest.

swamp4me said...

aluajala,
It is fun to find a nest with eggs and then watch as the babies hatch, grow, and finally fledge. We had a lot of birds nesting in the yard this year and I felt very protective toward all of them :)