Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring - Hummingbird Nest Discovery

While washing the car, we noticed several aerial acrobats at work.  These displays protect territory and attract a mating partner.  Today they performed for nest protection.

Half the size of a small fist, the nest hugged the branch of a Brazilian pepper branch above our driveway. Cameras poised for flying and still shots, we watched as the male and female took turns on the nest.
We may have three weeks to perfect our camera skills to capture movement of these Anna's Hummingbirds - Herbie and Henrietta.  By then we'll have fledges to follow as our photography speed improves.

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