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mountaindew

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Nest!

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Hi all!

Sorry for being away for so long. Been super busy with everything at home and at work.

Had a call from a friend that told me he'd found a hummingbird nest on his flower garden. I quickly went over and saw this really neat little nest!

The Nest...

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Landing on her nest...

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Sitting...

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Still sitting..watching me..CLOSELY!

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Took the shot with a macro lens..Look how it's made...spiderweb as glue to hold the nest together...wow.

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Had to look in there and see...Whoa, 2 Egss! And look inside surrounding the eggs...so fluffy in there!

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A closer look...

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It was so neat looking at this nest! I'll try to keep up to date with this hummingbird. Not sure when she laid the eggs. Didn't want to stress the bird too much. So I left. More to come!

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What a wonderful opportunity. Can't wait to see the babies!

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Thanks guys!

I'll be stopping by there today. I'll check and see what's happening. Take a few more pics.

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A'rite.... Stopped by the nest today during lunch break...still haven't hatched yet.

Took a few more, only I kept my distance away more. Didn't want to spook her.

Here's the latest...

A flight shot..too bad I didn't have the shutter speed set right for this one. Oh well...

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Wings spread open in the nest...

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Another sitting shot..

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Will check again maybe tomorrow or the next day.

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What a perfect little nest!! And a perfect series. Thanks for letting us follow along.

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It's crazy how birds can make those nests.. Cool shots!!

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Here's another update! Went out there yesterday during my lunch break. Eggs haven't hatched yet. Should be sometime this week! I only stayed for about 10 minutes. Used a different lens for these pics, Canon 400mm f2.8L II on the tripod.

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c&c not necessary--they are so sharp!

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