was watch it from a distance all summer long. As the mother humming bird hatched more
eggs the sides of the nest got higher. This was taken early in the spring. It surprised me how
all summer she hatched more and more hummingbirds.
Then about October I went to check and I couldn't find the nest. I looked and looked but I thought
what might have been it would turn out to be just a knot. I didn't want to get a ladder.
I knew we would be trimming the tree later and I would look for it then.
Last weekend my husband started trimming trees and when I remembered
the hummingbird nest I went right out. The branch I thought it was on was
missing and so we looked through the limbs and we finally found it.
I guess why you don't see hummingbird nests like you see other bird
nests is that they are so fragile. I picked it up and it is hardly made of
anything. My daughter told me they make their nests of spiderweb.
That is what it is like, spider silk and seeds. I don't know if I will
ever find another one again. They are so hard to see. We just happened
to see this mother fighting the mockingbirds and the dove away from her tree.
You can see in this picture a bit more of the leaves and seeds.
We have a few around that haven't went to warmer places. They seem to be
more shy now than in the summer. I saw one today that darted into the
Strawberry Tree as we walked by.
I hope you weekend is nice today.