For the past several years, a mama hummingbird (probably a Rufous or an Allen’s hummingbird) has made a nest in front of uncle Ruben’s house.
It’s been a thrill to see the little babies grow up.
All of the photos here were taken by Ruben A. Aquino and posted with his permission.
May 5: This hummingbird has a secret…
There’s at least one tiny egg in her nest
May 19: Two dark little bodies have appeared
May 22: They’re starting to get fuzzy
May 23: Tiny beaks are now visible
May 23: The beaks have turned a bright orange
May 28: The babies are getting big!
May 30: We’re HUNGRY!
Hurray, here’s Mama!
June 4: Proud Mama with her fast-growing family
June 5: It sure is getting crowded in this nest
June 6: One baby has now left the nest
June 6: Bye-bye, baby birdie!
June 7: The nest is now empty