Sixteen days after the first egg was laid the first nestling hatched today. The video also captures the first few feeding events:
The little hummingbird continues to incubate her two eggs. Based on information I’ve read the incubation period is nearing its end and soon her offspring will hatch. In the meantime, she patiently sits and waits for her kids to crack open their eggs and begin begging for food.
About a week ago I noticed a hummingbird landing on and placing random bits of plants on a hanging vine in my patio. It was so random I didn’t bother setting up the camera. I figured it was too late in the season for nesting. However, during the last few days I realized the female hummingbird was actually making a nest. So I finally set up the video camera to record her progress. I think she is a broad-tailed hummingbird. What do you think? More to come: