The newspaper from my old hometown has an Anna’s hummingbird nesting near its offices, so it did what any self-respecting Oregon paper would do: it mounted a video camera and set up a web page.
Alas, the incubation did not go well and the hummingbird abandoned her nest a month ago. But three weeks later, a new nest was located, and as you can see from the photo above, this one has been much more successful.
I’ve already watched a feeding. The great thing about hummingbird cams is that the chicks feed so often, which translates to lots of action.
As always with hummingbirds, I wonder how the chicks manage what is effectively sword swallowing. Mama’s beak looks like it’s going all the way down to her babies’ toes.
(Hat tip to my mom.)