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Thursday, April 2, 2009

A hummingbird nest

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I simply adore hummingbirds and have often marvelled at pictures of hummingbirds sucking nectar from beautifully coloured flowers. But I've never seen a picture of a hummingbird nest let alone given any thought to how small a hummingbird nest would have to be. Today I found these pictures of a hummingbird nest and will you have a look at how tiny it is! And have a look at those jelly bean sized eggs!!

Here's a few facts about a humming bird nest:
On average a hummingbird nest will only be 1 1/2 inches in diameter, about the size of a ping pong ball. They will be cup shaped and made out of plant material that's held together with spider webs. Bits of lichen can be found on the outside for camouflage and the inside will be lined with plant down.

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