Saturday, April 25, 2020

Birder's Joy

 
 
FOUND: Active Anna's hummingbird nest! Yesterday, I achieved one of my long-standing birding dreams: finding an in-use hummingbird nest (as opposed to an out-of-service one, which I've done twice). 
 
While out walking in Kenmore close to Wallace Creek yesterday, I first heard, then saw an Anna's severely educating two misguided song sparrows. I scanned the area, assuming her nest was close by. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And yes, it was gracefully perched between two sapling trunks, waist-high (mine, not hers), with a sword fern frond as a partial umbrella/sunshade. Two little wrigglers inside, probably 3-5 days old. 
 
Birder's joy. (Don't worry, I waited until the mother was off the nest to get close.)
 
 

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