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Oh, what a gorgeous hummingbird.
Ah, two beak young again!
How teeny tiny those baby birdies must be!! Wow! I think that’s the first photo I’ve seen of a hummer not in mid-flight.
Wow, that picture took my breath away. I wouldn’t call it cute, so much as beautiful!
Very beautiful! I have a robin nest on my back deck with two babies that I was real proud of.. until I saw these guys. Is it wrong of me to compare “my” kids unfavorably?
Mrs Birdie doesn’t look to please that paparazzi are taking pictures of her babies.
Oh MY goodness. *stars-and-hearts eyes!* I love hummingbirds! This one looks like she has lipstick around the base of her beak. And her kids look like they’ve been drinking Tang! Hee.
The tiny nest is adorabuhls too, a little work of art – looks sort of like half a silkworm cocoon, decorated with lichen and moss.
Re: excellent baby-bird hovertext, I always thought these were an avian embodiment of Mick Jagger, too:
(splort warning on this next link) http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/06/tawny-frogmouth-woodland-park-zoo.html – or go here to watch it eat meat-bits. It’s a head with a hinge! It’s a muppet! No, it’s a tawny frogmouth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcqA5Dlo-iI&NR=1
love how you can see th emoss and the lichen on the nest. Fantastic photography!!
And AAAAWWWWW, for the teeny weeny size ob dose babee hummers!
One more (my squee is in modbot land, so this will make sense later). These hummingbirds discovered an uninvited guest at their patio party:
It looks like that nest is made of faerie hair, moss, and lichens. It’s almost more adorable than the baby bird dots.
DITTO, Sweeda88!!! *stunned*
Superb photo: you need a good telephoto to pull off that kind of shot. Wow!
Mary (the first) – All’s fair in love and cuteness!
If you look very closely at the corner of her beak, it even looks like she’s smilinks. Built-in or not, that is bonus cuteness fersure.
Those are the backup singers in the nest.
Wow, what a gorgeous picture! That nest must be so teensy, yet it’s so clear. And hummingbirds are just awesomely adorable.
@Argyle Donkeypants: The Humdinger Singers?
The babeh hummers are prosh and the nest absolutely gorgeous. They put so much work into those spiderweb nests and then decorate to camouflage them even more!
I think we’ve all missed the obvious extra cute factor, SHE BUILT HER NEST ON A FERN FROND! Or a big leaf of some kind…OMG.
Especially when you realize the opening of the nest is about the size of a quarter, and each baby was the size of a breath mint when just hatched.
So sweet! Did you know they make their nests out of spider silk? X3
Hummingbirds are so small, that nest must be the size of a thimble! Awww!
eep! Logically, I’ve always known that hummers have to build nests, but I’ve never seen even a picture of one before.
It’s difficult to get hummingbird pics to begin with – esp if you lack patience like I do… I’m just amazed by this shot. WOW.
When I was really little, my mom showed me an abandoned hummingbird nest, and it felt so soft inside because of the spiderwebs, but kinda scaly outside. I guess they use them partly because they can stick camouflaging material to the outsides more easily? I’m not sure.
paulajeanne – *looks at breath mint – looks at picture* Rainbows just oozed from my ears…
Mama bird to baby birds: I know you miss me, I know you miss me, I know you miss me bli-ind..
Breathtaking. And the nest is just gorgeous–such a miraculous work of art.
Terrific photography! Awesome Creator GOD!!!
Oh how lovely!
Fabulous photo! Don’t see unique shots of hummers like this very often. A treat!
BStrange: Sensaysh title for that vid: HUMMINGBIRD FREAKOUT!!!
Theresa: Really! They’re all, “what the heck is that?!” “Halp halp, a dragon!” “It’s gonna EAT ME!” …Though there was that one in the back looking like “*sigh* There goes the neighborhood…” for awhile.
I was giggling all the way through, too, thinking “those hummingbirds wouldn’t last five minutes around here”. Should the feeder be allowed to run dry, birds the size of a human thumb do not hesitate to divebuzz full-grown humans (considerably larger than a thumb), making eensy blip pip pipt noises of outrage the whole while. I always heard that if the feeder is allowed to run out, they might not come back, but all I’ve ever seen them do is mobilize the Hummingbird Army and demand a refill.
…Which I guess would be “Hummingbird Freakout II, the Boids Strike Back”?
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