Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hummingbird Nest

My brother sent me these photos from southern California, a hummingbird built a nest right next to the backdoor of his house.  

Is this a Rufous hummingbird?  She's quite comfortable with my brother
walking around and taking photos of her nest.

Wow~ I'm impressed, it's a beautiful nest,   
she even decorated the exterior with alternate dark and light color "tiles".


  1. How fabulous! We don't have them in Australia but I saw one once on holiday in cuba and I was sooo excited. Lovely birds.

  2. Sorry - the above was me - slip of the finger....

  3. That is so fantastic! I hope my hummingbirds return this year. The freak 2011 October snowstorm took out my trumpet vine. This year I need to plant some deer resistant annual that will attract these lovely brids.

  4. I never get hummingbirds in my garden. They do exist around here, but some years I've planted flowers to attract them and still never see them. In all my years I've seen one once in the garden and it buzzed in and out quickly.

  5. Liz,
    I can't wait for them to return, maybe sometime in April.

    Hope they show up in your garden again soon.

    Aw~~ maybe some sugar nectar will attract their attention.