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    Celebrate life!

    Totally off topic, I know, but I had to share the brand new hummingbird nest and eggs I discovered in my rose bushes when pruning yesterday. The nest was empty then, but when I checked again this morning, there were two tiny eggs. This brings me joy, and I hope it does for you too!

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    Oh, KLD, thank you! This fills me with joy, too!
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    I don't think it is off topic at all and has the perfect title. Thank you and Amen!
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    Indeed. Today was a good day for me too: several Bluejays, Cardinals, in addition to the usual Sparrows, Doves and Juncos. Looking forward to the Chipmunks coming out of their winters nap.

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    no I love hummers now you gonna have to please tak pictures of parents and young tks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjls View Post
    no I love hummers now you gonna have to please tak pictures of parents and young tks
    Yes! This!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Yes! This!
    yep, more pictures of the family. First nest I ever saw with all the 'spider web' at top, guess that's 'insulation' THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnGimp View Post
    yep, more pictures of the family. First nest I ever saw with all the 'spider web' at top, guess that's 'insulation' THANKS!
    I love how spiderwebs have also been used to anchor the nest to plant stalks...wow, that's ingenious and impressive.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    The white is a mix of dandelion fluff and spider webs, the best I can tell (there are a bunch of dandelions right next to my rose beds).

    I will try to get some more photos, but don't want to scare away the parents. They will abandon a nest if disturbed too much. Ruby throats such as these hatch in 14-16 days, and then take another 4-5 weeks or fledge (leave the nest).

    If you are interested in live hummingbird nest cams, this is one of the best I have found (located very near the town in Southern California where I grew up): https://explore.org/.../hummingbirds/bella-hummingbird-nest

    (KLD)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    I will try to get some more photos, but don't want to scare away the parents. They will abandon a nest if disturbed too much. Ruby throats such as these hatch in 14-16 days, and then take another 4-5 weeks or fledge (leave the nest).

    If you are interested in live hummingbird nest cams, this is one of the best I have found (located very near the town in Southern California where I grew up): https://explore.org/.../hummingbirds/bella-hummingbird-nest


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    Oh no, wouldn't want to scare them at all!

    That nest cam link is much appreciated, I'll bookmark it.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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