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Female hummingbird with small patch of red on throat. It appears orange in this series due to the lighting. She was touching up a nest with spider webs that was made the previous year. This series shows her with the web in her beak and her placing it on the outside of the nest. The eggs can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/900... "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
In a currently unknown bush along trail at Lake Hodges that can be seen at my other spotting; http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/877...
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 The empty nest can be seen on my other spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/879.... Eggs can be seen at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/900.... Babies can be seen at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/923...
Spotted on Feb 11, 2012
Submitted on Feb 11, 2012
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