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Old 04-30-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Great photo! Our nest had 2 eggs also....I never was able to get a picture of them. Too high up. I was only able to see the eggs by holding up a long-handled shiny metal spatula!
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Marino, that’s so cool! I’m jealous!
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I love it! Imagine how small they will be when they hatch. Are you leaving nectar out for her? I put a hummingbird feeder out about 2 months ago. Still haven't seen one. Maybe we don't have any in SW Florida because I've only seen one in my many years here and that was in the 1970's.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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That's so neat! Prob here is I probably wouldn't have recognized seeing one (forest thru the trees kinda thing) here. I'm actually in a forest and the house is surrounded by trees and many right off the front porch. With the amount of hummingbirds we get every year there's probably been a dozen nests within eyeshot for me and I look right past them. My husband was the one that could spot a hummer sitting on a branch 30 ft away.
I'll try to get pics on the flycatcher nest.. she already has babies in there but it's above eye level and she freaks every time I go out there.

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Old 05-01-2018, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I love it! Imagine how small they will be when they hatch. Are you leaving nectar out for her? I put a hummingbird feeder out about 2 months ago. Still haven't seen one. Maybe we don't have any in SW Florida because I've only seen one in my many years here and that was in the 1970's.
You may want to do a little research.. you may have to put out feeders in the fall. Or February. I saw a few things that said that they pass thru that way in fall and winter.
I have to put mine up by March 15th in N. Alabama so you may need to put them out early Feb. I know if I don't have them out in time, the birds will go elsewhere quickly and I'll have a small population that yr.

https://www.naplesnews.com/story/lif...fall/89671026/

WEC21/UW059: Hummingbirds of Florida
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:00 AM
 
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I love it! Imagine how small they will be when they hatch. Are you leaving nectar out for her? I put a hummingbird feeder out about 2 months ago. Still haven't seen one. Maybe we don't have any in SW Florida because I've only seen one in my many years here and that was in the 1970's.
Yes, there's nectar in the back yard which is an easy short flight for her. I'm pretty sure that's where she's going to eat for the most part.
If all goes well, I'll take a pic of the babies when they hatch.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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OK, got a picture but not a good one. It's taken from inside the house looking out the window at her. She's in the middle and sitting on the nest.
Great job!
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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That's so cool. I don't know how long before they hatch. They probably grow very quickly.

I went out and took a better picture of the nest when she left to get something to eat.




I also took the opportunity to take a pic of the inside. It seems we're having twins, LOL.
Even better! Pics brightened up my day!
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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Thank you! I've always wanted to see a picture of a backyard hummingbird nest and eggs. We have hummers every year, and I am pretty sure which tree they're nesting in, but I have never located the nest.

What variety of hummingbird do you have? Here, we have Ruby-throated hummers.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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4 Flycatcher Babies. Hard to make them all out. Had to do this quickly.. mom is NOT a happy camper!
I'll take all the flycatchers I can in this area (This is their 3 nesting here that I'm aware of). I haven't seen a bat here in about 15 yrs, since the Great Horned Owls moved in. Bats won't nest with the owls here since they would be din din. So.. the bug population is pretty large. ick. (after posting... looks like there might be 5)
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