If you didn’t know, I am also the owner/photographer of Morning Peach Photography and mostly focus on newborns and babies, along with family photos. The other day, I got to photograph a different type of newborn, so I present to you – Baby Hummingbird Photos!! She made her nest on a wind mobile under the patio cover in the backyard, very close to a hummingbird feeder we have had out all year. Smart bird, making her home next to endless supply of food!
These are so near and dear to my heart. Loved being able to watch the eggs, anticipate the hatching, and then get some great zoomed in shots of them. I did not disturb them, as I was aware that if you got too close or had your scent on the nest the mom may abandon the birds.
They are growing so fast and I believe they should be flying away in a few weeks. I love being able to watch them (the nest is just outside the back door under the porch on a wind mobile, which ironically has a photo of a hummingbird on it!) Think she planned that?? :) I DO!
Here are the eggs, we are holding up a mirror to see them in the photo above! Notice the hummingbird on the wind mobile!
This baby hummingbird was really stretching her neck out, then her mama flew back and sat behind her and fed her!
Both baby hummingbirds are hungry in the photo above as you can see their open beaks peeking out the top of the nest! She is often times gone for hours while swinging back by for just a few minutes every 30 minutes or so to feed them, so she must be really having to search for insects!
Awesome photo I got with a mirror of the hummingbirds sleeping in their nest! Their eye sockets are so big but I haven’t seen their eyes open yet, they hatched about 2 weeks ago.
Here is a photo that was taken shortly after they hatched!
Watching her feed them is so interesting! She sticks her beak down so far it looks like it probably pokes them on the other end! HAHA, I keep joking about that. But really, it looks painful.
Sleepy, sleepy hummingbirds – you can see that they are growing a lot of hair and look very fuzzy! Love the way their little beaks peek out over the edge. Their mama usually sits diagonal across the nest on top of their bodies.
Only ONE Week later, look how much bigger they are?! They barely fit in their nest now, it’s crazy how fast they are growing! I feel like they are going to fall out of the nest every time they move. Aren’t they adorable?!Make sure to follow Katie's Crochet Goodies on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, or subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter! :)
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