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#1 George Sparkman

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

We were moving 15g Caryota gigas to load when I noticed these two guys hanging out.
The nest is about two inches across, maybe 2.5
Needless to say that plant did not leave the nursery.

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#2 Patricia-CR

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

What a tender beauty!!! They look completely relaxed. That's so very nice of you. Thanks for respecting them.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

I love humming birds. Very cool to have around. I agree, nice of you to leave them alone. Posted Image
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#4 LindaB

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

How peaceful......
I have never seen a hummingbird nest before.
Are these the parents or the kids?
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

Linda, their feathers look immature to me. It's amazing that hummingbirds tend to build their nests at human eye level, but I guess it works for them. Cool discovery, and a great photo. Thanks for watching out for them. :)
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#6 DoomsDave

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

How peaceful......
I have never seen a hummingbird nest before.
Are these the parents or the kids?
Linda


THose are the kids, and well along towards fledging.

Keep us apprized, George!
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#7 BS Man about Palms

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

Why do they look on their backs dead? :huh:
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Why do they look on their backs dead? :huh:


They're gnarly looking.

There's feet below.

In a couple more weeks, away they'll fly, just so amazing I want to scream.
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#9 George Sparkman

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

A week later ....
The guys are doing fine, getting too big for the nest and are getting pretty close to lift-off.
They looked bewildered when it was raining with blue skies but we did hold off on fertigation.

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#10 yachtingone

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:34 AM

Thanks for sharing George! Everyone likes hummers... :rolleyes:
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