Have you ever seen a hummingbird nest?

@sacmom (14315)
United States
August 1, 2008 1:14am CST
Or any other kind of nest for that matter? What kind was it? Where there babies in it or was it empty (abondoned)? I found a hummingbird nest in my yard the other day (this isn't the first one since I've lived here). Anyway, there is a baby in it and I was able to get some video of the momma feeding it. The quality isn't great, and it came out even worse on youtube, but if you'd like to see it here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIikSgqL1yA&feature=email I have other types of birds nests in my yard as well, but have not been able to see momma and babies in action together. I also saw an eagle's nest once, years ago, when I went camping with my dad and sister. So, have you ever seen a bird nest?
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
I don't think there are hummingbirds in my country... but i have seen some nest... and are the the ones made by the birds we call Maya... these are small birds that are quite abundant in my country... and it was originally our national bird... but the title was taken from them and given to the Philippine Eagle... But because of a lot of tree cuttings... i saw a decline in the number of these birds... i hope they are still abundant in other areas...
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I just looked up Maya bird and it looks a lot like the sparrows we have here in the US. I wonder if the could they be one in the same? If they are, we do have a lot of them here.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
They do look alike... maybe they are cousins...
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Hi sacmom! I haven't seen any hummingbird's nest before and I don't think we have hummingbirds here in our country but I am not that sure. However, there are some birds' nests on the branches of the trees in our yard. I have seen them up close and there are eggs in the nest. I have seen them hatched and being fed too. However, never knew what kind of birds they are but they are very common here in our country. They are small birds with dull brown and grey feathers. They look cute though. Take care always...God Bless!
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Aug 08
Could you take a picture of these birds? I'd love to see them!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
Hi sacmom! Sure, I will ask my husband to take pictures of them as soon as we have clear weather. It has been raining everyday here in our area because it is rainy season in our country and typhoons have been entering our country almost every week. However, I know that we did have a photo of the eggs in their nest which we rescued a few weeks back because it has been abandoned already. We are not sure why it was abandoned, we are just guessing because of the heavy rains. Take care always..God Bless!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
Hi sacmom! I will be posting the photo of the eggs as soon as my husband comes home..I have forgotten the file name. lovelots..faith210
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Yes, I have seen them! I see the hummingbirds fly and dance through the sky! So beautiful.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
1 Aug 08
They sure are! I could watch them for hours.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
1 Aug 08
We have a few around here because of the creek and the trees and plants that attract them! So beautiful yet tiny.
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@Tianna2 (1274)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Hello Sacmom, just last week I noticed two robins flying in and out of my apricot tree. When I went to check it out there was a nest up there. I've been watching them over the last week and its obvious that they have eggs there but I'm not sure they've hatched yet but they are taking good care of them and I'm doing my best not to disturb them. I dont have a camera so I cant get any pictures of them yet but I'm going to try to borrow one soon. I do have a hummingbird feeder in my front yard and it does get a few visitors from time to time but I have no idea where they nest. Hugs, Tianna
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I also try not to disturb them. Whenever I have found a hummingbird nest, it was by accident. Like this one that I found. I happened to be sitting in a chair directly below the nest. The momma bird scolded me with her chirping. I looked up without moving much and watched where she landed. I've noticed with all the hummingbird nests that my family or I have spotted in all the years that we've lived here, the nests are always on the lowest branches of the trees.
@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
1 Aug 08
Yes, last year a saw a pigeon nest. I could see the nest from my balcony, Everyday i went to see if the eggs already hatched. I'm sad because they didn't came back this year.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I've never seen a pigeon nest before. How cool you were able to see it from your balcony.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
I haven't seen any hummingbird's nest. I don't also think that we have that particular specie of bird here in my country. One thing I am sure though is that we don't have it here in my city.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Aug 08
That's too bad. They are quite fascinating to watch.
@sharay (2776)
• India
1 Aug 08
I have seen many abandoned nests and only a few nests where i found eggs and not the young ones...the eggs are so very small that in wonder how a bird could come out of it...i have seen birds building a nest many a times and then i have seen quite grown ones when taking food from their mother's mouth...and once when i was very young, there was a hummingbirds nest i guess, which had three eggs in it, i found it in my garden in the mango trees and i used to watch it everyday to see the eggs hatch, i was noting it for over 10 days, there was no change and on the 11th day, there were no eggs in, only the abandoned nest was there and i was so upset that i cried a lot that day
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
3 Aug 08
Wow, 3 eggs? I have seen a hummingbird nest with 2 eggs, but never 3. That's sad that the babies didn't make it.
• China
2 Aug 08
yes,I have seen them in our countryside!Now ,I am a designer for bird feeder in China,for example,humming birdfeeder ,seed birdfeeder,etc.This product have sold to America!Perhaps,it had been hanging in your yard!So the world is very bigger,but it is very smaller too.I like birds,I known how it fly,eat!It is very interesting ,so beautiful!!I have much photos for the hummingbird!Pls tell me if you need!The topic is very good!
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
18 Aug 08
How cool! How long have you been designing bird feeders?
• China
18 Aug 08
For 4 years!Thanks!
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• United States
4 Aug 08
Thanks for the video it is to bad you could not film from above the humming bird. I guess you need wings for that. I have a friend who has a hummingbird who nests in her car port every summer. I think that is wonderful.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I don't have wings, but I do have a ladder! LOL Though I didn't want to take a chance of scaring the hummingbird and her baby, so using a ladder wouldn't have been a good idea.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I can see several nests high up in the trees in the woods behind my home. I am thinking they are probably both squirrel nests and bird nests.They are too high up to be able to see what are in them. While on my last vacation I did see a birds nest on the ground which was abandoned. That is neat that you were able to catch the momma feeding the baby. That had to be such a cute thing to see. I have seen a male cardinal feeding the female cardinal on top of my shed in the back. Thanks for sharing the video.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I don't think I have ever seen a squirrel nest before. I kept an eye on momma and baby everyday, until finally the baby flew away one day. I felt very honored to be able to watch him grow up, even if it was only for a few days. I wish the video would have came out better. I hope you enjoyed it anyway.
• United States
1 Aug 08
Mourning Dove & Baby - These birds are so pretty and I love to hear the sound they make. There cooing is very relaxing.
I have never seen a hummingbirds nest but I have seen a hummingbird fly and it is so fascinating. I put a link to a mytube that shows a wild dove who made a nest in this women's hanging plant. The reason I liked this is a dove did the same thing to me. It wasn't a basket but a hanging planter. Every year my dove would come back. I could sit on the porch and she always stayed right there on her nest. I loved hearing her cooing. It was very relaxing. Here is the link and it is really neat. http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=ykH3AieRxMU
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Thank you for the link. It took a while to load it (darn dial up connection ), but it was worth it.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Aug 08
hi sac mom yes as a kid growing up on a farm in South Dakota I had seen lots of bird nests complete with robin babies, and magpie babies, and thrasher babys, also have seen empty abandoned bird nests of robins and magpies.I have never seen a hummingbird nest. that would be so neat.
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@SHAMRACK (8533)
• India
3 Aug 08
Dear friend, Few times I had seen it and once one of class mate even brought that to our class a a part of his project but unfortunately that was an artificial one with a look of originality. But in our gardens I could see few and at present there is only one. I also like the beauty of the humming bird it is a rare combinations of colours.
@maximax8 (28547)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug 08
There are tall trees behind my house and then a footpath with fields the other side of it. The birds make their nests in these trees. It is wonderful to see the birds collect materials and see them make their nest. It is fantastic when there are eggs inside, the baby birds hatch and grow up. My sister found a young pigeon on her roof. He has lost lost and his owner hasn't come to collect him yet. So my sister feeds him and makes sure that he is safe. There are wild pigeons in her local area. When I was on holiday in St Lucia I saw hummingbirds. Wow! I loved to see them flutter around and found them to be the most charming little birds. They are challenging to photo with all that movement and speed. I am looking forward to seeing your video. I really love birds.
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@aruseva (29)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I have seen a hummingbird before, but I have never seen their nest. I am not particularly an expert on birds. The only nest I've really seen is by my window. In my room, i have several windows. I rarely look out or at them because I don't spend much time home. Yet, one morning I woke up from the sound of birds screaming. I looked out my window and saw a nest in the outside corner of it. It was made from branches and twigs, as most nests do I suspect. I do not know which type of bird it was. I saw the mother and three kids. It was great. And I was so close to them, without them most likely even realizing I was there.
@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
1 Aug 08
hummingbird - new feeder in backyard
I used to have a collection of bird's nests, and it included a hummingbird nest. All of the nest I collected were abandoned. I gave it to the elementary school library when I moved, the kids really enjoyed seeing the different nests and how they were made. I also had a bluejay nest, barn swallow, and several others. We just saw our first hummingbird this past weekend (since we lived at this house, 2 years) and my s/o ran out and bought a hummingbird feeder the next day (another story lol, he paid $8 for it and it only holds 1/2 cup lol) However, the hummingbird has been coming back and I did get some pictures of it, however, I'm hoping to get a few better shots.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Feeder with perch - Hummingbird wanting a drink.
That was nice of you to do that for the school. Is that the actual feeder in picture? I bought a similar one for 99 cents, at Wal-Mart! LOL Anyway, I bought the one in the picture a few months ago for under 4 dollars. Not only does it hold more, but it has a perch. LOL I have the hardest time getting decent shots of hummingbirds. Good thing for digital cameras! LOL
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Okay, I know I uploaded the picture in my response, but for some reason it didn't show up (big surprise). Darn mylot glitches. So I am trying again.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Wow, I don't know what happened, but the picture is in my first response to you now. Strange!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Aug 08
Wow.. That's lucky of u and u even manage to video it.. hehe ^_^ mOSt of the time, the mother bird will be chasing u away in order to protect their young from danger.. hehe As for me, i have not seen any nest b4, except for bee hive, which i have seen alot of times and even eat the honey straight from the hive.. lol =D ANd the honey is so pure and natural sweet.. haha
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Maybe the momma bird didn't think I was a threat to her baby. Though she did chirp at me a few times. Honey straight from the hive? Weren't you worried about getting stung? Or are these bees used to you getting their honey?
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• India
1 Aug 08
I haven't even seen a hummingbird. :) But some small black birds with a nice long beak love to build nests in the little PVC pipe we tie to our gate. The pipe is for the postman to slip letters in. But the birds sometimes build nests in it. I think it is cute. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Aw, how sweet. You wouldn't happen to have any pictures of it, would you? I'd love to see that!
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• India
8 Aug 08
I am so sorry to disappoint you, and I really wish I could post some pics. But I have no camera. Planning to get one soon. :) Cheers!
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@austere (2816)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Yes, I have seen a bird’s nest. I mean, they don’t live in the nest yet. I saw the mama bird still making the nesting. She was picking twigs from all over and brings it back to her little home. She flew away from the nest to collect small branches on her beak and when she returns, she carefully place it on the side to make it a nest. At first, I didn’t know what she was doing, until I realized, as she flew away and back to the spot, that she was building a nest. It was amazing how she did it. Especially when it was finished. It’s like around 7 inches I diameter. It’s just overwhelming to see a small bird making her own nest and for her coming little ones. It’s heart warming. You actually have to see it for yourself to appreciate it.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
8 Aug 08
How cool! I've seen birds grab nesting material before to make a nest, but I've never actually watched them build one. Aren't you lucky?
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Yep. Very cool indeed! It’s so nice you started this discussion, I was able to share my own piece of experience through it. Thanks a lot and keep on posting those interesting discussions there!! Happy mylotting and see you around!
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• United States
8 Aug 08
I was in Northern California, vacationing. There was a walk out patio that was surrounded by Roses and other flowering plants and bushes. So, as i sat relaxing and enjoying the heat, I noticed this little tiny bird in the tree. It was in-fact a hummingbird, and this was definitely his territory. If another bird flew in the area; he would promptly swoop out of the tree and chase the offender away. And ohh, another hummingbird flew in the area, and stopped at his favorite flowering bush. Mr Hummingbird was like a nosey missile, made me laugh. I was able to get very close to him as he perched on his branch and snap a photo of him. I will add it to my profile... This spring I actually say a Robins nest with Baby Birds... very cool.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
19 Aug 08
What a awesome picture! I have a picture of a hummingbird that I shot up in my profile as well, though it does not compare to yours.