Monday, April 24, 2017

A Hummingbird Cam

Ya'll know how much I love hummingbirds.

Back in 2014 we got to watch a hummingbird build her nest and lay her eggs.

Then I got to watch them hatch, grow, and leave the nest.

What an experience!

It was the beginning of our flock. Are they even called a flock when there is a group of them? Nope they are called a charm,  how charming!

FYI; Parrots, Pigeons, and Swifts are flocks. Just like a gaggle of geese while on the water. While in flight they are called skein, and when in they are in a 'V' formation, they are called a wedge. I found this information here.

So today when I found a page on Facebook called, Bella Hummingbird Webcam, I immediately liked the page. Here is the link to the video in case the video doesn't share correctly.



I wasn't as lucky to have her build her nest in the same location. It wasn't on a branch we could let grow. A sucker had grown over and through our awning that I hadn't cut it back yet. After she started her nest there was now way I could. I tried to keep it safe during the nesting process. During some of our high winds I had to place an old door at the joist before the nest to protect it. With all the trees I have around, she and others must have found better branches, I just haven't found them yet. If I am meant to, then someday I will. Otherwise I will just continue to enjoy them flutter around my yard.

Just another day on Our Journey Through LIFE!

2 comments:

  1. I wasn't able to get the video to play, but I throughly enjoyed viewing your pictures! It is amazing hoso w these small creatures can work and build such beautiful and sturdy nests! Thank you so much for sharing your 2014 experience!

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    1. I'm such a novice at these things. Click on the word 'video' in the sentence "Here is the link to the video in case it doesn't share correctly." She already laid her eggs so no activity till they hatch in 2 weeks. Thanks for stopping by.

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