On watch for mom and sister

Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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Under the watchful eye of the larger of the siblings, momma hummer feeds the smaller with a very long tongue down the throat. Neither of the fledglings made a sound before, during or after feeding; either they are more mature than other little birds or more concerned about being seen and heard in the nest.

The thing most amazing about this scene is mom standing on the edge of the nest and both fledglings fit inside it while it is less than an inch in circumference! More incredible, they fledged seconds later and both flew well enough to get to different branches in the same tree. The bird being fed was given the name Zip and stayed close to me for a solid year after this shot was taken. :-)

Shat was taken in Weedy Field, an undeveloped rectangle of weeds, rocks and trees right behind the building where I work. I had been photographing the mother hummingbird for weeks and she posed for thousands of shots before flying right at my face and then actually leading me to her nest. It was right over my head!

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