Hummingbird Nest - Spring 2018

The last picture of both babies on the nest - April 9th.


On February 17th we noticed an Allen's Hummingbird just starting to build a nest in the potted Ficus Tree on our patio. Day by day she worked for seven days to building a beautiful tiny nest.

The morning of March 2nd there was one egg in the nest. The morning of March 4th there was a second egg.

The first baby hatched on March 19th and the second on the 20th. For the next 21 days we watched the babies grow and learn to fly as mom fed them.

The first baby left the nest on April 10th at 7:00AM and the second left later that day at 6:00PM

Links to past years: Spring 2014Spring 2018Spring 2019, Spring 2020

Mom (Julia)

Julia on her nest - 03/03/2018

Two eggs the size of beans - 03/05/2018

Julia sleeping in her nest at night
03/07/2018

Babies 16 days old
04/04/2018

Babies last night in the nest together
04/09/2018

Julia sleeping in her nest at night
03/07/2018

Babies 18 days old
04/06/2018

Babies last day in the nest together
04/09/2018

Mom feeding 1 day old babies
03/20/2018

Learning how to fly 19 days old
04/07/2018

Last baby right before it left
04/09/2018

Babies 8 days old
03/27/2018

Babies 20 days old
04/08/2018

Moments before they left
04/09/2018