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Hummingbird Nest

May 9, 2011
Little Costa Hummingbird`

These eggs are a little tinier than Jelly Bellies

When relocating the biggest scorpion yet (5-6″) to a location that is *not* our house, Trent and Augusto noticed a hummingbird persistently bringing plant materials to a branch near their heads.  They looked more closely to see that she was building a nest!

Little Costa Hummingbird`

Within a few days she had layed eggs, and it will take around 16 days for them to hatch.  We will probably not be here to see  it (we’re leaving for the summer next weekend), but she’s been generous enough to let us come near to witness.  We think she’s a little Costa.  The hummers here actually hover over the sand, dipping their beaks into it, presumably for the minerals.

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  1. Erin Curry permalink
    May 11, 2011 12:00 pm

    Hey Cami, very cool. Richard forwarded this to me, knowing my love of birds. I’m jealous you’re seeing other types of hummingbirds! We have the Ruby Throated only, which are plenty entertaining.

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