Costa's Hummingbird ~ Baby Flexing by Kimberly Chadwick

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Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, AZ 2010
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10 days after the original baby pictures!

With its iridescent violet crown and flared violet gorget, the male Costa’s is a stunning sight. While some desert species nest during the nourishing monsoon rains of July, the Costa’s nest in the cooler month’s of February and March, provided lowers and insects are plentiful; it and the related Anna’s may be the only hummingbirds seen in the deserts at this season.

VOICE Call is a rich ringing, sparrowlike tsit


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  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    What a great shot. The nest is in great detail. Can it fly yet?

  • Not yet, he was stretching and whacking his nest mate though. It was quite humorous…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 5 years ago

    AWWW Sweet baby !!!!!!!! I have never seen them wioth their eyes open !!!!!:) I hope i can get there before they fly away! Great Shot !!!! :)

  • Well there are the other nest about 2 weeks apart, so I will try to keep up with them. Going again soon. Perhaps we could meet up? Just a thought…..

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    And flexible it is! And had better be…. Another wonderful shot – love the red dots.

  • He was so determined, thank you ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 5 years ago

    I have never seen a baby hummer, what a fabulous capture, I am jealous of course!
    Love your wonderful Photo…Laura

  • Thank you so very much Laura. No need to be jealous. I know you see things that I do not get to here in the desert as well!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Looks like they’ll be flying soon!

  • Yes they are, as of today 3-25-10 they were sitting on the edge of their nest and flapping.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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