Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Have You Ever Seen A Newborn Hummingbird?

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This just came over my e-mail transom. I've always liked hummingbirds. They are quite active in the South Bay during the winter (all year, really, but they are more noticeable in the winter because there are less other birds around). One of my favorite things is to be walking around the neighborhood on a crisp winter day, with a deep cerulean blue, cirrus-streaked sky overhead, and to hear the distinctive, almost ultrasonic call of a hummingbird. I look to some nearby bare branches outlined like lace against the blue sky to see an iridescent green and red little guy sitting on a branch, with his little beak swishing tiny arcs as he looks this way and that.

Here's what the e-mail said about the above link:
This is truly amazing. Be sure to click on NEXT PAGE at the bottom of each page; there are 5 pages in all. A lady found a hummingbird nest and got pictures all the way from the egg to leaving the nest. Took 24 days from birth to flight. Because you'll probably never in your lifetime see this again, enjoy; and please share.

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