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Old 05-08-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Yup.. Mine jumped the nest today! I peeked out one of my windows near the nest and couldn't see any heads bobbing so I walked out on the porch to see if mom was still about and I saw her and she chirped and all of a sudden 5 little guys all took flight out of the little mimosa tree beside the porch... their first real flight I'm sure. Then saw all the piles of birdie poop on the porch where they jumped out of the nest. That's it then until next yr. Although.. last yr.. our flycatchers had 2 broods so.. maybe.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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The babies are here!! Two tiny little heads popped up while mom fed them today.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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The babies are here!! Two tiny little heads popped up while mom fed them today.


Whoo hoo....

I was wondering when...

how tiny they must be!
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Pictures when appropriate friend
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Here they are. It's hard to make them out though. Mom leaves frequently now to get food.

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Old 05-17-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Yay!! How very cool!
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Awesome!
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Yay!
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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That nest looks like its made of spider web. Thats what they do. They need protein so the eat the little spiders and take the web. They build the nest of it and then stick pieces of moss and bark on it, whatever is local.

When I was a little girl I climbed a tree and saw out on a limb a humming bird sitting on what looked like a a little mossy stump. It was her nest. Made out of spiderweb and bark bits.

Have you ever seen Rubythroat courtship? The males do no care of the nest or eggs. But they sit on a high place and watch for females (and other males>fight). She alights on a branch. The male flies U shaped dive bombing swoops at her. Then finally, flies high into the air and makes a final swoop at top speed right past her head. He then returns and hovers before her in an upright position. Usually she just flies off.
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