Friday, May 13, 2011

Little Drama at Joe's

Joe's hardware today - plant not for sale?? But then I noticed the tenants in the hummingbird nest. Apparently, there were two eggs and two babies. One chick flew away left yesterday - too darn crowded in the nest and it's falling apart. The second chick is hanging on for dear life. Mother left yesterday and wasn't back for more than 24 hours - a big hint to the remaining chick that it's time to go. Will he need a  boot out? If he gains 1/4 gram, the wispy little nest will likely collapse under his weight and Mother Nature will foreclose.
Not for sale?? Notice the baby hummer in the nest.
Okay I'm awake. Where's lunch?
Grabbing a little shut eye and hanging on to the worn out nest.

Two babies were in the nest until yesterday. Mom had been gone for more than 24 hours.

Mom returns. She has to stand on her tiptoes on the nest edge. 


  1. Oh how cute! Such a tiny nest for what seems like a little bird.

  2. A sign of the times-- just like all the college graduates. I read that 40 percent were moving back home. But this poor guy hasn't even left yet.

  3. Lovely shots and very unusual situation! Hope the mother is going to beahave herself... :)

  4. oh no - i was at joe's yesterday and i didn't see the hummingbird. I should have read your blog before I went there. Guess I'll have to go back and see if the bird has flew the coop or not.