Hummingbird Nest at my Front Door

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Itsed65

New Member
So this mom decided that the light-cord over my entryway would make the perfect home

New Tenants!
by lennycarl08, on Flickr

And she dutifully sat on the clutch of 2 eggs

Mama in the Nest
by lennycarl08, on Flickr

And we were very lucky to find two hungry babies the other morning

We're Hungry!
by lennycarl08, on Flickr

Now mom stays away from the nest except for feeding time as to not attract any predators. They grow quickly so won't be around but a few weeks before they will learn to fly and eventually leave. For now I have something fun to watch while I work from home. These are tough shots to get due to the lack of light under my roof overhang and the fact that they are TINY!

Feeding Time 2
by lennycarl08, on Flickr
 
Wow. I have been searching the past couple of weeks for hummer nests. No luck this year. And momma comes right to your house and builds her nest on your porch. Very nice R.J
 

Bill Anderson

Super Moderator
Staff member
If my limited experience is anything to rely on, the mother will still feed them fairly close to the nest after they have fledged.
 

Itsed65

New Member
From what I have read Bill, that is correct for a couple of days, then once she has shown them how to eat, its time to go! The above shots were from a tripod in my garage, this morning I set it up inside looking out the front window of the house. Another tricky situation as the windows give an odd color cast.

Feeding Time 3
by lennycarl08, on Flickr
 

Bill Anderson

Super Moderator
Staff member
It looks like your telephoto lens + distance gives you better photo angles than standing directly under the nest. It is nice to have such a good subject to photograph without having to leave home during this Covid-19 lock down.
 
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