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Fifth nesting hummingbird found this year! This female has what looks like a dark orange patch on her throat. Although out of focus, the last image shows the color pattern on the throat. "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 tree. Same tree that houses the Bushtit nest at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/105...
"Anna’s hummingbird females build a mere platform as early as December to lay her eggs. Then she builds up the nest while incubating." - Hal Harrison "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
Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012
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