Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LIttle baby birds

This afternoon while taking a few quilt pictures I will post in a day or two, I checked on our little hummingbird nest in our backyard.  Today I noticed two little beaks poking over the side. 


You can't tell by the picture, but these guys are tiny.  This little head is probably not more than 1/2 inch across.

I don't think the momma bird was too thrilled that I was checking out her territory.  She doesn't seem to understand that she is actually the squatter.  Her nest is about 15 feet up in the tree.  I was standing on a chair but used my zoom lens to get these pictures.  I wasn't close to her nest at all, but the entire time I took my pictures, she was going nuts.  This was one of the rare times she actually held still. 

2 comments:

  1. Hummingbirds are my favorite. You are so lucky to have a nest in your yard.

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  2. hummingbirds are my favorite too! How special to get to see this!

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