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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Two new hummingbirds have arrived!

On Sunday morning I checked on Lil' Mama before leaving for church. She was perched on the side of her nest. I had not seen this behavior in her previously and suspected that her eggs had hatched. I then spied a small open beak.



After observing her feeding pattern for two days Mr. Decor was able to sneak out and take a quick shot of the new baby birds. The birds are about 3/4 of an inch long. They are completely adorable, and possess a blind and bald face only a mother could love. They make no sounds even when hungry. This makes sense as I have never heard anything from Lil' Mama other than her wings. I placed an old bath mat on top of the table in the event one is pushed out so it would have a somewhat softer place to land.

Isn't nature glorious?

24 comments :

Robin Thomas: A Nest With a View said...

I am happy you are having this experience with the nesting hummingbird. I am also absolutely GREEN with envy...

Carrie said...

Oh, how neat!! What a great experience. Enjoy!!

Mildred said...

I've been hoping you could sneak a few pictures for us. How very sweet! Blessings to you and yours this Easter Laura.

Terri and Bob said...

Totally glorious! I haven't seen any humming birds yet!

Reachel Bagley, Stylist said...

What a perfect, precious Easter surprise!

Heather said...

How wonderful! I wish spring would get here already!

Rue said...

Awww.... Laura! They are sooooo cute!! How sweet of you to give them a soft place to land. I just love hummingbirds :)

LOVE the pedestal idea too ;)

off to read more....
rue

Willo said...

That is truly amazing. What a gift for you to watch.

Kathy said...

What great shots!! I think it's amazing you were able to get that close to them. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That is so adorable! Look how cozy they are in that nest!! I'm always amazed that how they can form such a sturdy nest on something so small!

Joy said...

These photos are amazing. Seeing a hummingbird is like a present straight from God. Seeing baby hummingbirds is double the blessing! Thanks so much for posting them. :o)

Tiffany ~ Shabby Scraps said...

oh my goodness! Absolutely amazing! you are right, nature is glorious!
xoxo, Tiffany

Muthering Heights said...

Those baby birds are so tiny and precious!

Maija said...

Spectacular photos!

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh how sweet! That is wonderful!!!
*hugs*

Liz said...

oh how did I miss this update!? So Precious!!! I'm glad they are surviving the winds!

~Liz

Coastal Sisters said...

I am just in awe of these little babies :)

Thank you so much for sharing something I probably never would have seen!

LuLu~*xoxo

sandra said...

This is just amazing!!!! We have lots of hummingbirds, but have never seen their nests or babies. How thrilling!
Sandra

Tori aka The Sweet Jelly Bean said...

Eee! So cute!

Robin said...

Count me among the many who are envious of you!

Hummingbirds are so special.

Draffin Bears said...

Oh how wonderful Laura ~ we do not have hummungbirds over here, so that is special to see them.
Thanks for sharing.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lady Dorothy said...

So very precious and adorable! Congratulations! :-)

Brook said...

Visiting again, I too had the pleasure of peaking into a humming birds nest. they built under the roof ease on a beam in a corner.It was outside my kitchen window, perfect view. Amazing to watch them being fed. Wish everyone could see this ,perfection in nature. Enjoyed your easter blog, Please visit me, Blessings Brook

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thank you for all the neat ideas! I want to make the cloche! Gotta find the voltive dish.

Katherine