Our friend Linda Bell told me that she had a tree with a hummingbird nest, and she had been obsessively watching the growth of the two tiny chicks. The next morning I was there bright and early to take some photos.
A hummingbird nest is tiny–maybe 2 inches across. Even when you know where to look, it is awfully hard to spot. Linda found this one by watching the mama bird making incessant trips to feed the ravenous chicks.
Here are some photos. I’ll be going back–she has found another nest in the making, and perhaps I’ll be able to see the eggs, then the tiniest of chicks, and try to document their growth some.