“Twitter” and “Tweet,” our baby hummers made their appearance in early March — at least that’s when we discovered them. Mama Tweet busily tended to their care in the grapefruit tree “nursery” for several more weeks.
Incubation period for hummers, depending on type, is approximately 15 – 19 days.
Nesting period is approximately 20 – 26 days.
Many cold spells and high winds were still with us as March came in and we learned, once again, Mama’s wisdom of making and securing her nests with spider silk. Mama Tweet kept her hatchlings warm sitting on them!
3/11/13: Twitter and Tweet enjoy warming in the sunshine.
3/19/13: Fully feathered but yet to leave the grapefruit tree.
3/20/13: Twitter and Tweet are now out of the nest. They’ve taken to a favorite branch in the kumquat tree, waiting together for Mama to bring them dinner.