Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Baby Hummingbirds

I went out front to bring the trash cans in, and while I was returning around the front of the house to go back inside, I noticed some dead leaves and spots on the bushes in front of me. I stopped to look, and was surprised to find this large cream-colored thing hanging off one of the branches. At first, I was afraid it was a hornet's nest in the making, but upon closer inspection, I realized it was a hummingbird nest! In it were two very adorable little birds. I called my wife and children out to come look at it (quietly!) and grabbed the camera.

Awesome. I'll be carefully watching their progress every day.

3 comments:

Zoe Ann Hinds said...

That is awsome! Not many people every get to see a hummingbird nest up-close and in person. For those who aren't lucky enough to do so here is a great documentary on a hummingbird nest. Hope you will enjoy it.

http://hummingbirdsformom.com/hummingbird_videos/hummingbird-nest-documentary/trackback/

James said...

Nice.

Hey, is it true that before we could terraform Mars we would need to get the core rotaining to creating a magnetic field?

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It would certainly help in order to create radiation belts to protect us from the the ambient radiation, but we could certainly colonize Mars right now, even, if we were content to be subterranean.

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