Little Mama with 2 babies:-)) Anna's Hummingbird

I find these little birds so fascinating. They are so little, yet so fierce.

The female does EVERYTHING! The male contributes 1 thing and then he is gone.

She builds the nest out of soft material and ties it all together with spider webs and decorates it with little leaves etc. The nest is about the size of a gold ball.

She generally lays 2 eggs. They take about 14-16 days to hatch and once they hatch about 3 weeks until they fledge.

It is hard to get pics of them feeding. Most times they won't come to the nest if you are there, but this one was pretty cooperative.

I never say too long as I don't want to interfere with her mothering, but it is always cool to get a few pics.
truly wonderful capture ~ fav
posted March 21st, 2017  
I have never seen this, cool shot!
posted March 21st, 2017  
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!!!
posted March 21st, 2017  
One of the most beautiful shots I have ever seen of a hummingbird! How clever she is to build that tiny nest! To see them feeding is breathtaking! Huge fav!
posted March 21st, 2017  
Stunning capture :) fav
posted March 21st, 2017  
Awesome shot. Fav
posted March 21st, 2017  
Awww..... sweet!
posted March 21st, 2017  
I'm so jealous. Nay time I've seen baby hummers being fed is in hummingbird pavilion in Sonora Desert museum. I'd love to see this shot with some cropped off left so you should I'll have the wonderful framing but the nest isn't right in the middle
posted March 21st, 2017  
Never seen a hummingbirds nest before, lovely shot. Fav
posted March 21st, 2017  
Wonderful capture!
posted March 21st, 2017  
@jgpittenger Thanks Jane. I put up a revised shot per your suggestion. I have been getting kind of lazy with my editing lately:-))
posted March 21st, 2017  
so sweet. fav
posted March 21st, 2017  
oh my, that is beautiful :)
posted March 21st, 2017  
This is absolutely amazing! I've never seen baby hummingbirds. Lucky you!
posted March 21st, 2017  
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