Hummingbird returns

jdmphotography

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

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Hummingbirds feed on the nectar of plants and are important pollinators, especially of deep-throated, tubular flowers. Like bees, they are able to assess the amount of sugar in the nectar they eat; they reject flower types that produce nectar which is less than 10% sugar and prefer those whose sugar content is stronger. Nectar is a poor source of nutrients, so hummingbirds meet their needs for protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, etc. by preying on insects and spiders, especially when feeding young.

The female is entirely responsible for nest building and incubation. She lays two white eggs in her bulky cup nest about 3 m up near the tip of a descending branch stem. Incubation takes 15-19 days, and fledging another 20-26.

A Cuban female hummingbird returns to her nest with two eggs she has been busy !

Below are her little eggs that I also have uploaded ’

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Part of the Cuban experience… (-:

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