Wordless Wednesday: Baby Hummers Ready to Leave the Nest

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Baby Hummers Ready to Leave the Nest

 

Baby Hummingbirds

 

We have lots of hummingbirds in Carlsbad, year-round. They are fun to watch, especially close up. It's pretty amazing how they can maneuver and how fast they move - up and down, back and forth, and hovering - and even funnier to watch them chase each other or the larger birds!

 

These baby hummers at a friend's house in Encinitas a few years ago were pretty ready to move on - they overflowed the next but perhaps were not quite ready to leave.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Jeff,

What a neat photo.  I have seen newly hatched, and could not believe how tiny the nest was..A

Mar 29, 2017 01:43 PM #4
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Heck of a photo Jeff. We see hummingbrds on occasion but they move so fast I rarely get a chance to snap  photo. 

Mar 29, 2017 01:54 PM #5
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What a beautiful photo Jeff! I never got that close to a hummingbird to get a close-up photo.

Mar 29, 2017 03:00 PM #6
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar  - the nest was about 2" in diameter from what I could see. These babies were pretty big and overflowed a bit!

They WERE really cute Sonja Patterson  but looked a bit nervous that we were nearby. Glad I was able to snap a photo and leave them alone!

Jeff

Mar 29, 2017 03:25 PM #7
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Hi Dick Greenberg  - we have lots of them but so far this is the first and only time I have seen young ones. I have seen some flying around that appear to be younger since they don't fly quite as well as others.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  - I've seen the eggs but not newly hatched ones.

Jeff

Mar 29, 2017 03:31 PM #8
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We see them all the time but like you I am not quick enough to get a good photo - good things these babies were stationery Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Beth Atalay - I've tried many times and just am not very good at getting photos of them. The babies in the nest made it easy!

Jeff

Mar 29, 2017 04:35 PM #9
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Jeff,  I can watch birds for hours.  The hummers are so fast ... truly amazing how the flutter and move about.  No doubt those babies are having babies of their own now.  

Mar 29, 2017 05:06 PM #10
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Thanks for sharing this picture, Jeff. Love seeing bits of nature from all over the world. Hummingbirds can be especailly hard to photograph since they're not only small, but fast! Very well done.

Mar 29, 2017 05:41 PM #11
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That is what is called an awesomely cute photo and i wish i was there to see this.

Mar 29, 2017 07:12 PM #12
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Hummingbirds are so fun to watch. I have had feeders and thinkI might put one out this weekend to attract them.

Mar 29, 2017 07:29 PM #13
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Hi Jeff Dowler - they are my favorite bird! - Those two look so cute.  I put feeders out of sight of each other so that the territorial humming birds can't see others feeding. 

Mar 29, 2017 08:09 PM #14
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And here I came over expecting to see some mini vehicles before they become big and ugly

Mar 29, 2017 08:20 PM #15
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Kathleen Daniels  - yep, the Hummers are a favorite and I never tire of their antics. I love how we see them daily while back in New England we almost never saw them.

Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 - The ONLY reason I got the photo of these babies is that they were just sitting still!

It was pretty cool Joe Pryor  - hasn't happened again...yet!

Jeff

Mar 29, 2017 08:39 PM #16
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We put a feeder out which they use, but they seem to prefer the flowers Debbie Reynolds 

They really ARE pretty territorial, although I have seen feeders with 8 and more at them so somehow they co-exist, if they want to Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

You are too funny Ed Silva 

Jeff

Mar 29, 2017 08:41 PM #17
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Oh, what joy!!! Thank you for sharing these beautiful baby hummers! I know you'll be watching them and keeping them safe too. Keep us posted on their growth!

Thanks for giving me happiness this evening!

Mar 29, 2017 09:59 PM #18
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I love these little birds Jeff, but it is a bit early up here for them, winter is still making appearances about every other day.

Mar 29, 2017 10:33 PM #19
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Cute!  We lose the hummingbirds in the winter, but we have a feeder on our back portch in the summer and we love watching them! -Kasey

Mar 29, 2017 10:42 PM #20
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Good morning Jeff. What a fabulous picture this is. Spring was in the air.

Mar 30, 2017 07:10 AM #21
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Hi Jeff -- nicely captured....

Those baby hummingbirds are merely going through the pre-approval process...they will soon be hunting for a nest to call their own soon enough likely with mother's consent.    

Mar 30, 2017 07:57 AM #22
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Jeff, Hummingbirds are my favorite bird and I find these birds to be beautiful to watch and fascinating . 

Mar 30, 2017 02:12 PM #23
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