Hummingbird Nests

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The beautiful tiny nests are often made of lichen, spider web and other small bits of material. Click on the pictures to see them at their most beautiful.

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Hummingbird Nests

Hummingbird nests are very hard to spot because they are so small and so well camouflaged. Many animals and people will look at a hummingbird nest and think it is just a small knot on a tree limb.

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BlueHost.com

Slate.com last week featured a rather nice slide show highlighting the architectural abilities of various bird species around the world. Here we see the nest of a hummingbird. Hummingbirds tend to …

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Costa's Hummingbird Nest - Photo Blog - Niebrugge Images

Costa’s Hummingbird Nest. I thought I would stick with the bird theme. This hummingbird is tiny! According to Sibley, it is one of our smallest birds – it weighs in at 3.5 grams. I shot this right at sunrise with a 600, plus 2x converter, plus extension tubes and still couldn’t fill the frame. You can see this little gal ... Read More

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Hummingbird nest scale

I pulled down an abandoned hummingbird nest to show a scale of size of a typical anna's hummingbird nest.