I had been wondering for a while if the hummingbird mother was coming back to the same nest or nearby to build a new nest to raise baby birds again. It was still too cold for them after April, then I gave up on the idea.
Our neighbor has very large potato tree (Solanum erianthum) which blooms with blue flowers all year round. I had noticed that there was a hummingbird hanging on a dead brunch there cleaning its feathers above our fence. I checked the leftover nest from last year, I thought even if the hummingbird comes back, it might not use the same old one...
It was perfect weather during the Mother's day weekend. Sunday morning, I saw a hummingbird fly by outside our window. Immediately, I spotted that she was feeding babies at exactly the same nest, but newly rebuilt, and more solid than the last one.
I was so happy, opened the window, and broke a couple of branches of the tree so I could able to see the baby birds when the mother was not around. I only could see some tiny black hairy body at the bottom of the nest - half walnut shell size, I had no idea if there was only one or more babies. Leave them alone and let them grow...
On May 20th, only one week after I found them, I already could see the baby hummingbirds' heads and beaks, there were two of them. I started taking photos, and wondered if the mother was the same hummingbird here from last year...?
( to be continued...)
Related stories at:
My Hummingbird Neighbors I - An Abandoned Nesthttp://originalartstories.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-hummingbird-neighbor-i-abandoned.html
My Hummingbird Neighbors II - Watching the babies growhttp://originalartstories.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-hummingbird-neighbors-ii-watching.html
My Hummingbird Neighbors III - An Awarded Single Motherhttp://originalartstories.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-hummingbird-neighbors-iii-awarded.html
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