I was worried. Claire, the hummingbird who built her nest outside my office window, had been gone for a while. I’ve made a habit of glancing up there pretty frequently throughout the day and I hadn’t seen her in two days. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean she wasn’t there. I might have just missed her. But I really thought she had abandoned the nest.
I was ready to go pull the thing down and look inside, just to see it up close (I researched it, hummingbirds don’t reuse nests because the babies stretch them as they grow, so it seemed safe to investigate.)
But then this morning I looked up and saw Clair perched on the edge of the nest, shrugging her beak over to feed two little teeny tiny hummingbird hatchlings. They’re SO cute! This time, I borrowed my husband’s iphone (because it’s newer than mine and has a better camera) and I actually got an almost halfway decent shot of the chicks:
I’m so excited.
I’m going to have to watch super close if I want to see them take flight. They’re so little it will no doubt be easy to miss.
Congratulations, Claire. You’re a momma.
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