Baby hummingbirds

A pair of baby Ruby-throated Humminbgirds in the nest. The nest is composed of bud scales, with lichen on the exterior, bound with spider’s silk, and lined with plant down like thistle or dandedlion. Had this nest been in a tree instead of 25 feet in the air on an iron chandelier, it would be well camoflaged. Nests may be occupied for several seasons. The female constructs the nest. The male plays no role after mating. Nora is already lucky to enjoy this nest on her property, maybe she will be even luckier and have them here next year, since hummingbirds often return to the same nest site.

RAW, PS Elements.

Posted by Lindell Dillon on 2013-07-27 20:36:00

Tagged: , lindell dillon , reddirtpics , nature , birds , hummingbirds , ruby-throated hummingbirds , baby hummingbirds , canon , eos7d , raw

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