A dose of hummingbirds

fly on nest

Reader Erik, taking note of how much I miss hummingbirds, posted a great link in the comments to the Eagle Cam post. It led to a web page put up by photographer Alek Komarnitsky, who discovered the nest of a broad-tailed hummingbird at a golf course last year. He parked himself near the nest and took a series of absolutely gorgeous photos as the babies grew, as well as some HD footage. My favorite image is the one above, showing a housefly that had landed on the nest — thus providing perspective for just how tiny the nest and baby hummingbirds really were. And this 30-second video of the mother hummingbird feeding her chicks is total eye candy for bird lovers.

Oh dear, there’s a whole series on a house finch nest, too…I love house finches…

This may take the rest of the afternoon.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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One Response to A dose of hummingbirds

  1. Jackie Miller says:

    What a great way to spend my post-operative time! I’ve already spent over an hour and am late for lunch, but it’s so fascinating. Thanks so much for sharing this on your blog.
    I’ll never forget when you raised the baby finch (when you were in the 5th grade) and you showed him to me, taking a bath in your hands!
    Back to the birds.

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