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I found ANOTHER hummingbird nest! This is my fourth one this year. This beautiful girl was spotted feeding then went to her nest. She's mostly green with a gray throat other than some dark spots. There's yellow on her back which I haven't seen on Anna's before but believe this is one. Last image shows how sparse and small the plant is she's nesting on. "Anna's Hummingbird is 3.9 to 4.3 inches (10 to 11 centimeters)long. It has a bronze-green back, a pale grey chest and belly, and green flanks. Its bill is long, straight and slender. Females and juveniles have a green crown, a grey throat with some red markings, a grey chest and belly, and a dark, rounded tail with white tips on the outer feathers. The female bird builds a large nest in a shrub or tree, or in vines or on wires. The round, 3.8-to-5.1-centimetre (1.5 to 2.0 in) diameter nest is built of very small twigs, lichen and other mosses, and often lined with downy feathers or animal hair. The nest materials are bound together with spider silk or other sticky materials. They are known to nest early as mid-December and as late as June." - Wikipedia
Oak forest. Feeding on Hairy Rockrose and nesting on Pride of Madeira. I was on my knees for the shots of her in the nest. It's REALLY low! "Anna's Hummingbirds are found along the western coast of North America, from southern Canada to northern Baja California, and inland to southern Arizona. They tend to be permanent residents within their range, and are very territorial. However, birds have been spotted far outside their range in such places as southern Alaska, Saskatchewan, New York, Florida, Louisiana and Newfoundland." - Wikipedia
"The hummingbird is the only bird known to be able to fly backwards. This makes it Wildlife with Innovative Defense to be able to flee." - Wikipedia The fledgeling can be seen at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/112...
Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012
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