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stracci2000

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I just spotted this mother hummingbird sitting in her nest. She built it under the eave of our gazebo, on the cable support. The nest is balanced on the cable, in mid air. Right above the wind chime!
I used a hand mirror to quickly look into it, and there are two teeny eggs.
This is about 15 feet from our back door. Now we have to tiptoe around the backyard for the foreseeable future!
I hope she can stand the dinging of the chimes, because it is constant.
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I just spotted this mother hummingbird sitting in her nest. She built it under the eave of our gazebo, on the cable support. The nest is balanced on the cable, in mid air. Right above the wind chime!
I used a hand mirror to quickly look into it, and there are two teeny eggs.
This is about 15 feet from our back door. Now we have to tiptoe around the backyard for the foreseeable future!
I hope she can stand the dinging of the chimes, because it is constant.
IMG_20210717_143651109.jpg
This is so neat! Can’t wait to follow their progress.
 

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Aw, they are a little skittish. I’ve only seen one hummingbird in my whole life and I didn’t even realize it at first, I always thought they were bigger than they are @stracci2000

I hope they continue to do well!
 

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Aw, they are a little skittish. I’ve only seen one hummingbird in my whole life and I didn’t even realize it at first, I always thought they were bigger than they are @stracci2000

I hope they continue to do well!
They are everywhere around here!
We have a feeder, and so does the lady across the street. They zoom back and forth, and sometimes stop to perch on a branch in our tree. They like trumpet vines and yucca flowers, which are common here.
They are tiny and adorable!
 

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They are everywhere around here!
We have a feeder, and so does the lady across the street. They zoom back and forth, and sometimes stop to perch on a branch in our tree. They like trumpet vines and yucca flowers, which are common here.
They are tiny and adorable!

I'm fascinated by them. I have a feeder and only one comes at a time. I had two feeders out at one point and only once did I have one at each feeder. But I do see another come up and it seems that she tells the other one to follow her. Might be a mom and a baby. One is definitely larger than the other. I've only seen males twice and they never stopped to feed. But the females are here all day off and on and when the dog it out they fly up into the tree and wait for him to move away. Here is one of them is sitting in the tree waiting.
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I'm fascinated by them. I have a feeder and only one comes at a time. I had two feeders out at one point and only once did I have one at each feeder. But I do see another come up and it seems that she tells the other one to follow her. Might be a mom and a baby. One is definitely larger than the other. I've only seen males twice and they never stopped to feed. But the females are here all day off and on and when the dog it out they fly up into the tree and wait for him to move away. Here is one of them is sitting in the tree waiting.
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This looks like the one in the nest. She has a light colored throat and belly, and a touch of white above her eye. I think she is called Anna's hummingbird.
 

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This looks like the one in the nest. She has a light colored throat and belly, and a touch of white above her eye. I think she is called Anna's hummingbird.
Not sure where you are located but she is a Ruby Throated Hummingbird. Only the males have the Ruby throat. Here’s what they look like (not my photo). They are the only kind that nest in the eastern U.S.
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I just spotted this mother hummingbird sitting in her nest. She built it under the eave of our gazebo, on the cable support. The nest is balanced on the cable, in mid air. Right above the wind chime!
I used a hand mirror to quickly look into it, and there are two teeny eggs.
This is about 15 feet from our back door. Now we have to tiptoe around the backyard for the foreseeable future!
I hope she can stand the dinging of the chimes, because it is constant.
IMG_20210717_143651109.jpg

Wow, love this! So cool!
 

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Not sure where you are located but she is a Ruby Throated Hummingbird. Only the males have the Ruby throat. Here’s what they look like (not my photo). They are the only kind that nest in the eastern U.S.
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I am in Northern New Mexico.
So now I'm back to not knowing what she is!
I don't think I've seen a male with a red neck around here. But there are so many, and they move fast! Maybe I need to pay closer attention when they come to the feeder.
 
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I am in Northern New Mexico.
So now I'm back to not knowing what she is!
I don't think I've seen a male with a red neck around here. But there are so many, and they move fast! Maybe I need to pay closer attention when they come to the feeder.

Well maybe she is an Anna's Hummingbird. I looked and your area apparently has many types of Hummingbirds. I think you may find Ruby Throated too, but I don't think they nest there, but migrate through. But I just did a quick google search so that might not be correct. You're very lucky to have so many different types. I'm in Massachusetts and we really only have one kind that is common. There is a second type but rare. I'd love to see more. So many of the females look similar to each other, with so many types in your area, they are probably hard to identify. Good luck and if you figure it out, let us know!
 

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And here in New Mexico we have roadrunners.
They are pretty common, but still fun to see!
And they really do run across the road, as they are not great flyers. They are kinda big, maybe 16-18" long. This one was in our yard, and another on our fence.
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And here in New Mexico we have roadrunners.
They are pretty common, but still fun to see!
And they really do run across the road, as they are not great flyers. They are kinda big, maybe 16-18" long. This one was in our yard, and another on our fence.
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Wow. That’s neat too I won’t see one of those around here.
 

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The hummingbirds have hatched!
Mommy is still sitting on them. A few minutes ago I took a chance and ran out there with a hand mirror when she was away from the nest. The nest is about the size of a shot glass
I quickly looked in, and there are two tiny little lumps, instead of eggs. About the size of pinto beans.
I couldn't get a detailed look, because it is kinda dark under the eave. I won't be bothering her again, just one quick look and I'm done. I don't want to upset her at all.
But here she is sitting on the babies. Directly above the wind chime. IMG_20210722_194309140~2.jpg
 
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Sleeping Giant State Park in CT


Views along the path:
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Try to find the chipmunk!
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Finally the tower!

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Views from the top:
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DH was asking me what I was staring at. I told him I was trying to find the chipmunk. I found it! Great pics. :)
 
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