The Hummingbird Hang-out

May 22, 2009

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.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Great hummingbird shots. I get a few in the morning as I sit eating my breakfast. It appears that your home is truly a nesting site — for you and the birds.

    1. How cute! I just love hummingbirds and you sure seem to attract them. What plants do you have that appeals to them?

    1. Steve, Thanks, we really enjoy the little guys. They zip around here all day long. I just wish I could identify the little green ones. There are about 25 similar green ones in my bird book and I just haven’t been able to figure it out yet.

      Cheryl, We have a feeder in the yard but the bouganvillia, hibiscus, Mexican firecracker, alemanda, and a bunch of others are very popular. I think they have their nest in our bamboo, I see them come and go but haven’t spotted it yet.

    1. my brother in colorado has plenty of hummingbirds. they are just a delight to watch. But hard to photograph in stop motion. what a delight to have them around

    1. David, Ours hang around here so much – they’ll just sit on a branch for ten minutes, then go eat, then take a bath in the fountain, then sit a while more, then fight with an intruder, then zip away. They even fly through one door through another. I think maybe they own the place.

    1. What wonderful little creatures to share your home with!!!

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