Mommy went out to take photos of the baby hummingbirds Thursday morning and they scared the bejeebers outta her--they flew right up at her and then into the tree!
They are fiesty little buggers. Mommy couldn't see the second chick but she sure could hear it...they were both screaming their fool heads off while Missus Hummer dive-bombed Mommy.
About the only time they shut up was when they were getting fed--yup, Mommy saw it(!!)--but unfortunately she wasn't fast enough to get any photos.
The chicks are about half the size of their Mom, less than two inches (5 cm) long. However, they have a ton of sass...
They are still sleeping in the nest but not for too much longer, we think, it's pretty small now compared to how much they've grown. Since we have two hummerbird feeders they may stick around for a bit before they take off for their own territories--but we don't know for sure. Hummers aren't known for their sharing abilities, MOL. In fact, Mommy and Daddy were sitting on the bench in the front yard as it was getting dark and there were at least SIX of 'em squabbling over the feeders! Topping off for the evening, no doubt.
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