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Old October 9, 2010   #1
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Default Hummingbirds - Mother and Babies

Here's my "Mother Hummer" and her babies:

Sitting on the nest



The first baby



Feeding the little babies



Sitting on the babies now



Feeding them - amazing how far down her bill goes






They barely fit in the nest - and glare at me when I take their pic



Practicing...



Ready to launch...



And gone

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amazing photos! thanks so much!

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Cool that you had a hummer nest that you could watch like that!
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I'm impressed. Thanks,
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I was so lucky. I got a lot of video of all of this also, including the little guy actually leaving the nest.

She made her nest on a clothesline, under the roof of my porch. So she was abuot 4 feet from my door! My poor husband was ruled by the bird, haha, he wasn't allowed out the door except when the bird was away from the nest.

It was a really amazing experience.
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Thank you so much for sharing those photo's-they were truely amazing!
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That is too cool. Growing up in southern California you didn't think much of the hummers as they were always there. Here in Germany the closest thing is the hummingbird moth. First time I saw one I thought it was a hummer. When they are flying it's hard to tell the difference. Ami

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I love the moths, just don't like the diet of the caterpillar!!
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how come we don't have hummingbirds here...
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Great pictures Tam91, what a wonderful experience you had this summer.

thanks for sharing,

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Thanks everyone.

Wow Ami, those moths are pretty.
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