We have lots of hummingbirds in our yard. I thought I’d share a couple videos with you. The first is a hummingbird sitting in a nest she was in the process of building in our courtyard. Unfortunately, a few days after this was filmed we saw a broken egg on the ground and the nest was abandoned. It seemed to be a pretty precarious spot to us, and obviously Mama thought so, too. (12 seconds)
Last night I noticed a tiny hummingbird on an unopened palm frond. I speculated that it was a baby who got tired out on his first flight…and I think I was right, as several times yesterday evening Mama came over and fed him. This morning, he was gone, and I hope that means he made it through the night. In a hopefully unrelated incident, this morning a larger hummingbird was found dead in our living room, which is open to the central courtyard. Below is a 15 second video of the baby being fed.