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Snip. Glub. Click. Chirp.


Snip, snip, snip.

The past two mornings I've been trimming the daisy bushes in the front yard. A lot of daisies to be deadheaded. I chose to wait for the California poppies to go to seed before starting the task, so I reasoned.

Snip, snip, snip.


Glub, glub, glub.

A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird has been Molly the Cat's and my companion these past mornings. She, the hummingbird, loves drinking the flowers of the Hot Lips Littleleaf Sage by the driveway. Cool name, Hot Lips. Remember Major Hot Lips Houlihan?


Click, click, click.

"Want to see a hummingbird's nest?" I asked, as I plucked the camera out of the bowl in the hallway.

The Husband got up from the breakfast table and followed me out the door. I discovered the nest minutes before in the tree in the front yard. That's an upside to deadheading daisies.


I think the hummingbird was used to my presence because she didn't seem to mind that I was standing nearby.

Click, click, click.

The nest is tiny and looks fragile but, no doubt, quite sturdy. Supposedly, the structure will expand as the eggs hatch and the babies grow. I read that the Ruby-throated Hummingbird usually lays two eggs, the second one two days after the first. Once the second egg is laid, the incubation countdown begins. We ought to be hearing the chirp, chirp, chirp of the babies in about two weeks.

Life is good.


Onward to All Seasons, hosted by the lovely Jesh of The Jesh Studio. Click here to visit the meme and here for the list of participants. Thank you, Jesh.



Comments

  1. Hummingbirds are so cool to watch.

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  2. I've never seen a hummingbird nest.
    Coffee is on

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  3. Wow - a hummingbird nest - how wonderful!

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  4. Good I'm not living close to your garden, I cry when I have to snip off flowers! Oh, you saw a hummingbird's nest! How I would want to see one, but not much chance - the trees are so high here. Am surprised the bird didn't fly away- awesome! Didn't know you had a daughter - the wisteria may start blooming there. now...many thanks for your delightful flower and bird adventures, Susie! Have a beautiful spring week!

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  5. I don't think I've seen one in person.

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  6. What a find! You are so lucky! I am smiling just seeing the pictures. Miss Molly is a good cat not to even want to bother the hummer family.

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  7. How wonderful that Mdme Hummingbird is so laidback. :) ... the title of this post reminded me of the dance number in the movie 'Chicago' called 'Cell Block Tango'. :)

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  8. Is the hummingbird now named Hot Lips? Margaret or Loretta Switt, or maybe, Swift? I can’t wait to see the pictures.

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  9. so clever, so much natural beauty here!

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  10. You remind me of walking through a big patch of wild sage and enjoying the aroma. Wonderful images of the hummingbird on its nest. Hope the family does well!

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  11. Awww...I’m envious! I’d even help you deadhead the daisies if I could see a hummingbird nest! Love that mother bird knows you are a good person!

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