Monday, June 30, 2008

For the beauty of the earth...



Sometimes I am just amazed at Mother Nature. I found another hummingbirds nest in my Oleanders. Right above my car, I noticed this tiny nest that made me wonder, "how in the worldt can it stay without falling off the small branch!" I kept seeing a Hummingbird fly around there and sometimes I would catch her sitting in it.
Last year I had seen one as well, but I never saw any babies. Though I had still taken it as a good sign, since it was right before I had Alex :)
I came home from work one day, I was talking to Damond, and all of a sudden I saw this little, tiny beak peak out from the nest. I squealed!!!
I had to get a better look and sure enough there were two little hummingbirds! While I was looking the mom was squawking at me and I was scared that she was going to poke my eyes out!
So it amazes me that they fit in the nest and that they don't die from the heat. I saw the mom feeding them, it was very cute!

THE NEST




The Mom watching over her babies...



If I go out there the mom is watching... vigilantly!



Ohhhh, the babies!



Can you believe their size? My hand is not that big!



They have grown up!!!!!



10 comments:

Mary said...

No way! Seriously! I can't believe it. First, I had no idea that's what a hummingbird nest looks like. Second, that is really so cool! Do the boys like them (or do you not show the boys for the safety of those sweet little birds)? That really is so cool.

Adriana said...

Thomas loves them, but he only gets to see from the window or down below :) They are really hard to see for the little ones.

cfarar said...

That is so cool, I had to show my kids and they loved it. I can't believe how small they are.

Joan Koplin said...

What a delightful post! How wonderful to witness that!

EmilyCC said...

Adriana, this is one of the best blog posts I've seen for a while!

The Wests said...

cute blog! i love all the pictures :D

Kate said...

That's just about the coolest thing ever. How neat that you get to experience it!

sara said...

Wow, that's amazing! (I'm Kate & Jamie's older sister by the way.) Those hummingbirds are so cute! You could get a hummingbird feeder (sugar water) and maybe they'll stick around for a while.

Alice said...

I love humming birds too. It is very scary though when the moms are watching you. I am glad to see that there are still beautiful things left for our kids to see.
Alice

FarFam said...

It's time to POST something new. I think the birds are cute but I would rather look at pictures of you guys!!!