...and We Have Lift Off!

Ken came in to tell me one baby had flown but the other was on a branch above the nest and Mama was chirping encouragement from above. I grabbed a camera and hoped for the best as this moment could be gone quickly. I got it! If they stay around the yard, we'll recognize those two as the adults no longer have "fluffy-topped slippers"! That must have added additional comfort to the nest-bedding!

I also bought a magazine about hummingbirds, and it was so interesting to read that the female uses spider webs in her nest building. While I knew that already, more interesting was that the webs have the capability of stretching as the babies grow! Mother Nature never ceases to fascinate!
A super moment you may never capture again, a favourite for me and a time to treasure for you
j
posted June 21st, 2018  
Great timing and capture
posted June 21st, 2018  
A wonderful capture a fav
posted June 21st, 2018  
What a fabulous capture! Love his fluffy boots! Fav!
posted June 21st, 2018  
Adore his fluffy boots :) It's so wonderful you have been able to document their progress - and share with us! Specially for this Aussie who doesn't have hummingbirds, but i truly love them :) Thanks & fav
posted June 21st, 2018  
A lovely shot and pov
posted June 21st, 2018  
Awww! What makes this so sweet is that we’ve watched him grow to this point.
posted June 21st, 2018  
They have lovely fluffy feet - must be foot warmers! The tail feathers look a bit slim!
posted June 21st, 2018  
What a great capture!
posted June 22nd, 2018  
Love the fluffy topped slippers
posted June 22nd, 2018  
Love those bits of fluff, great pov.
posted June 22nd, 2018  
Beautiful, as always.
posted June 22nd, 2018  
Oh my goodness! They grow up so fast! Fav.
posted June 22nd, 2018  
It looks so much bigger in this shot -- and fascinating to see the fuzzy 'feet.'
posted June 22nd, 2018  
Super pov!
posted June 22nd, 2018  
Great timing and pov.
posted June 22nd, 2018  
What a wonderful experience! Great quick catch... I could have posed for hours and got nothing as good as this! :)
posted June 25th, 2018  
@jesika2 @seattlite @snowy @pamknowler @gilbertwood @Dawn @louannwarren @maggiemae @tunia @golftragic @danette @gardenfolk @taffy @elkereturns @haskar @filsie65 For all your kind words and sharing this little tale of baby hummingbirds, thank you immensely! I'm so glad they took flight before we left for the summer as, like you, I was eager to witness the end of the nesting story! We saw them off, gathered our own suitcases, and left for the east coast to visit our other pair of grandkids and the family. As time with the little ones takes center stage in our lives, my computer time is still sparse. I work on the Costa Rica pictures and amass still more pictures of the kids, so I'll post as possible, and hope you'll understand a group note of appreciation! This community is the best! Thank You!
posted June 26th, 2018  
@Weezilou Have a wonderful time with family on the east coast before NS! Safe travels...
posted June 26th, 2018  
Beautuful bird capture.
posted June 26th, 2018  
Stellar clarity and colours! I love your POV.
posted June 27th, 2018  
Nice to see you, Louise - what fun to watch these little ones grow!
posted June 28th, 2018  
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