So yesterday was all kinds of dramatic. I was headed over to Holly's for the day and I caught sight of the hummers sitting kind of high in the nest. They're pretty big now, and I thought I'd better get another photo just in case they flew off while I was gone.
Holy crap, the female (I think) gets all worked up and FLIES OUT OF THE NEST. I almost had a heart attack (standing on a chair, hanging onto the rain gutter with one hand and leaning way out to reach the nest. ) (Don't try that at home.) She fluttered her way down into a potted plant, and seemed unscathed by the experience. So I plucked her out of the leaves and plopped her back into the nest.
She gets all worked up again and by the time I step off the chair she's fluttering down again, this time behind the fountain.
The funny thing is she didn't fuss at all when I picked her up. So I popped her back into the nest again and then waited.
In few minutes and the mom came back and fed them and seemed to settle the adventurer into the nest again, so phew, I felt like I could leave. When I got home, everyone where was where they belonged, little birds down in the nest, mom kind of perched on top of them. Talk about lucky. Phew.
Thanks for the emails and comments about the radio show! You guys are just too nice! I can't wait to listen. I also want to remind you it's Christmas in July time over here First block is up, courtesy of Fiberosity!
Ok, that's enough for one day right? xo