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Friday, March 7, 2014

Feathered Friday



Kitties!


We have exciting news.
It's a hummingbird nest...

...and look--Mrs. Hummer is in it!

We have hummers in our yard year-round, and Daddy feeds them.  Every morning when Mommy goes out with The Baby they get strafed as soon as they round the North corner of the house, so Mommy got crafty suspicious and watched for a couple of days to see where the tiny dive-bomber was emerging from.  Turns out that the bottle-brush tree is the new nursery.

Mommy peeked inside the nest when Mrs. Hummer was at the feeder, and sure enough, there's two eggs inside!  Thay are tiny, like miniature jellybeans.  Mommy will try to get photos but she doesn't want to scare Mrs. Hummer off, so she's no promises.  (She took these with the zoom.)

Furthermore, you'll be pleased to know that our fur is in the nest!  Mommy distinctly saw cat hairs poking out all over.  Incubation lasts only two weeks so we'll be updating soon...


Happy Friday!

XX  The Kats  XX

41 comments:

  1. Oh, how exciting!! I always love watching birds at their nests and seeing the babies. When I was a kid, we had some robins build a nest right outside our front door, and I'm pretty sure half the nest was made from my dad's hair clippings that my mom dumped in the garden.

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  2. THAT is FANTASTIC!!! They grow so quickly and you are truly in for some fabulous photos! We can't wait! (well some of us can wait as we still shy our Ornj face away from bird noises) But most of us will be waiting with baited breaths.

    xoxo
    Good Luck Baby!

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  3. How awesome! The lady next door to us had a hummingbird nest right outside her dining room window - my human got to see but sadly, us kitties didn't.

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  4. We are looking forward to see the little birdies. We have some hummingbirds that come to our red flowers but we have never seen nests.

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  5. That is very exciting. Teeny tiny birdies soon to be

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  6. We are very excited to see/read some updates about this! How purrfect that Mrs. Hummer recycled your luxurious furs, too. It's like you're cod-parents. MOL!

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  7. How exciting! We love that picture of Mrs Hummer poking her head up from her nest. :)
    Looking forward to seeing baby hummers soon!

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  8. Oboy! My cousin always has baby hummers at her home in Calabasas, CA. It's always so much fun watching these tiny miracles grow! Can't wait to watch yours, too!

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  9. How cool....especially that your fur contributed to the nest. Does that mean you get to be godparents?

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  10. So totally awesome! Why do I get a giggle thinking about baby hummers coughing up hairballs.. hee hee!

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  11. Never seen a baby hummer in our whole lives!!..Well , we guess we might have done, but as they are so small,we may have confused one for a bug.
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

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  12. cool. way cool (especially the fur part).

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  13. You are the luckiest kitties on the entire planet. Our humans have been trying to get hummingbirds for years and years. Last year, one finally showed up. To have them all year round must be heaven and now a nest. When we saw all that furminated floofiness, we were going to suggest that you leave it in the yard for nests. We have an award for you waiting on our Thankful Thursday post. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  14. Oh..COOL!!! As much as I want to see...please be careful! We don't want to scare the family.

    ooooh...I'm excited to see the babies!

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  15. We don't see many hummers in Michigan, so we are super excited for you! Make sure your mom stays away from that nest!

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  16. That is so cool! And lined with cat fur!!!!

    Luf, Us

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  17. We love that the nest is lined with your kitty furs=that is really cool!!MOL...Have a fun weekend, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  18. do cod...save de planit..

    we canna say how troo lee sorree we iz that yur furz iz bein abuzed guys.....

    bad enuff if they bee ina mouz nest, ore squirrelz nest, but ta bee used ina BURDZ nest......

    we canna even think strait now....

    bye

    heerz two a fun filled flounder week oh end

    ~~~

    :)

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  19. How nice ta have hummers all year! We only see them May ta September. TBT saw a nest inna small cedar tree once, so he never bothers that tree. Its much bigger now.

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  20. My parents occasionally had hummingbird nests in their yard. We loved to watch the birds. Their nests are so tiny! We're sure Mrs. Hummer is not happy to see The Baby :(

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  21. How very very very exciting! We love hummingbirds!

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  22. OMC! We've never seen a hummingbird nest before. And how lucky that you get the hummers all year round. We miss the little guys.

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  23. Baby,
    Hopefully, your mom and dad taught you to look at the baby hummers and not dine on them. That would be sad.

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  25. That is eggciting, can't wait to see pictures of the babies! We have hummingbirds visit but only during the summer months.
    Winston, Chloe and Cecil

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  26. That is very exciting, and the cat fur lining will be very soft for them.

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  27. The size of a jelly bean :)
    With kitty fur in the nest....
    sweet!

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  28. We can't wait to see them. We always wondered which came first, the hummer or the egg!

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  29. Very cool. Hummer eggs and cat fur. Ironic and practical at the same time.

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  30. OH I am so so so happy for you and I wish with all my heart I could see a nest and babies too.

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  31. Oh my, that's so exciting!!!
    Glogirly & Gloman once stayed at a ranch just outside of Yosemite that was a *stopping point* for the migrating hummingbirds. The people that owned the ranch did research and would catch and band them, then release them so the the DNR could track them. They saw 1000's of them and said it was one of the most amazing things they've ever seen!

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  32. How cool to have a hummer nesting in your tree and get to see baby hummers!

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  33. Wowwzers! That is just way too cool!
    Who but yous guys would has hummers nesting in your yard?
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  34. Oooh, hummers are wonderful! And a nest! With furs in it! With eggs! Do keep us posted.
    Hopefully the nest is out of reach for the Baby.

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  35. You gets to watch the crunchy birds nest, that's pawsome! Will you kitties gets to eat them when they is ready?
    MOL

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  36. Wow, that is so special and awesome!

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  37. This is our little secret. TW had a BF in high school who nicknamed her Hummingbird. MOL.

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  38. Oh I've always wanted to find a hummingbird nest. SO tiny! And I love that the cat fur is in there. I once say a chickadee pull fur right off my sleeping English Setter to take back to the nest!

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  39. WAY COOL! Especially that you guys are helping incubate wif your furs!

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!