Two tiny white eggs in a soft nest. They're about the size of a pea or small jellybean. "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. Two white eggs are laid, which, despite being the SMALLEST OF ALL BIRD EGGS, are in fact large relative to the hummingbird's adult size. Incubation lasts 14 to 23 days, depending on species, ambient temperature, and female attentiveness to the nest. " - Wikipedia
Currently unknown bush along trail at Lake Hodges.
It was a stormy day today and when I walked up to the bush, the mom was gone. I was worried she had abandoned the nest so I looked inside and saw these two little beauties! I snapped a couple pics and heard her return. I quickly retreated. When I passed back by the nest, mom was sitting on the eggs again :) The mom can be seen sitting on the nest at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/895.... A male Anna's Hummingbird can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/735... Babies can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/923...
Lat: 33.06, Long: -117.07
Spotted on Feb 16, 2012
Submitted on Feb 16, 2012
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