By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:27 am in hummingbirds.
Your readers’ and your writings regarding hummingbirds came into sharp focus yesterday (Saturday, March 5) morning. My mother and I sauntered down the local stretch of the canal trail here in Concord to visit a momma hummingbird I’d spied on her nest a week ago.
Sure enough, there she sat in her incredible nest some 6 feet above us, unfazed by our presence and my camera.
Then, as if that wasn’t enough of a treat, we got to watch her zip out for a stretch (that little nest must feel a bit confining) and for some food, and then return to share her meal with the little ones.
As she eased herself back into the nest, I imaged her admonishing her little ones, “Now watch it with those little beaks.”
I thought you’d enjoy this little episode and the attached images.
John Keibel, Concord, CA
It’s a great little episode and your photos are beautiful.
Hummingbirds fill their nests with fairytale fillings, you know. /Gary