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    Hummingbird help

    Hi guys,

    I have a hummingbird nest in my backyard. I've been watching the mom from a distance lay on her eggs. Just recently, the eggs hatch and there are two little chicks. However, I haven't seen the mother in over a day. What should I do? In the event the mother doesn't return, should I try to handfeed them nectar?

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    Re: Hummingbird help

    Hi guys, just an update. I went to my bird store today and asked what to do. Apparently it's illegal to take care of them, so they referred me to a woman who knows all about hummingbirds. She told me to make sure the next is abandoned, I should sit for an hour and never take my eyes off the nest. I did and what to you know, momma bird did come by! Apparently, when hummingbird chicks are feathered, the mom no longer nests with them. She usually perches in a tree or bush nearby. Just thought I'd give an update just in case this happens to anyone. Crisis averted! All is well.

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    Amazing!

    I think hummingbirds are fascinating. How wonderful that you get to observe them like that! Glad everyone's okay!
    Bertha and Cricket

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    Re: Hummingbird help

    I am alway's amazed on how tiny the nests are. I love hummingbirds, I put out several feeders every year and love to watch them.

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    Re: Hummingbird help

    I haven't gotten a chance to snap some pictures of the babies, yet, but here are a few of the momma when she was nesting:







    More pictures to come!

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