Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Humming Birds

Last week I was at a home with a large orange tree for Village Harvest. My friend Pat pointed out that there was a humming bird nest on one of the branches. I really had to kick myself for not having my camera with me, cause from the ladder we could see the little chicks in the nest, little yellow beaks and all.

Then Pat told me this lovely story how she saved a humming bird chick in her own backyard. Apparently the nest fell apart after a rain storm, and one of the chicks fell out. She put the chick in a tiny Christmas basket and hang it next to the original nest. Luckily mom-bird fed both chicks till they flew the coop. Pat uploaded all the pictures of the chain of events here.



Karin said...
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Karin said...

Let me try that again! (Had to delete the first post due to typos.)

What a great story! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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Sue said...

That's is really neat. We have lots of hummers each year, but I've never found a nest. What great photos.