Monday, July 5, 2010

What a Discovery!

Only a few feet from the window of our cabin, we happened to come upon this tiny Hummingbird nest, with the mother flitting around and stopping every so often to sit on her eggs.  She didn't seem to mind on-lookers, so I quickly snapped a few pictures of her, then admired her from afar, so I wouldn't disturb her.  I wish we were at our cabin more often so I could see the progress of the babies!   I imagine by the time I am back up there, they will have hatched, and "flown the coop"!  I also wish I'd had my camera when we were boating on the river and happened to witness a Bald Eagle swooping down for his fish dinner right in front of us!

9 comments:

Holly Hills Primitives said...

I've never seen a hummingbird nest, so glad you got pictures. Aren't they adorable? Were you at the cottage for the 4th? It took us 5 1/2 hours to get home yesterday! Whew! Hope to see you soon, Dawn

artistamyjo said...

sooooooooooo precious, such tiny creatures and they seldom stop moving. Wonderful photo.
Hugs, Amy

Barb said...

I too have never seen a hummingbird's nest, so delicate! What an amazing photo, thanks for sharing.
Barb Ü

mvegan said...

wow, how amazing, beautiful photos! I love Hummingbirds, they're so tiny and special!

Zuzu said...

How wonderful, and your photographs are amazing!!! I look for hummingbird nests here, but haven't found one yet! :)
Have a lovely day,
Zuzu

Kathy said...

I agree, amazing detail with your photos. Wonder what is lurking in my trees....? Thanks for this peek, I have never seen a hummingbird nest either.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I've neevr seen a hummers nest either...you lucky girl!

Pam said...

Wow, that is an awesome pic of the hummingbird nest! Terry and I were just talking the other night about hummingbirds, wondering what their nests looked like! thanks for sharing!!

Carole said...

Never saw a hummingbird nest...very cool! Hope you were able to see the babies before they took flight!