Thursday, March 20, 2008


A hummingbird zoomed by as I was watching the mourning dove on her nest on my back porch yesterday. I watched the hummer and saw her land on a branch about 4 feet off the ground. Then she thought better of it and flew away, but quickly came back. I could see a tiny bag of woven grass attached to the branch, so I went for my camera. I fired off this shot while the hummer mom bravely buzzed around my head. I left quickly so she wouldn't feel harassed any longer.

The inside of this nest is less than 1" in diameter! Another day, another reason to be grateful for a home in Tucson.

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