Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Last year we found a hummingbird nest in our backyard. Broad-billed hummingbirds used the same nest again this year.

Both eggs hatched this time.

But one day a baby was out of the nest and it turned up in the turtle's water dish! The baby bird was under the water with just its little beak and face sticking up out of the water.

I pulled the bird out of the water and placed it back on the nest. It looked okay. I went in the house and watched from the window as the parent tended to it right away. Both babies stayed in the nest three more days.

Last year I got this picture of a mother feeding her fledgling after it left the nest:

Have a great day!