Apparently, humans aren't the only species with offspring that boomerang back home after they leave the nest. We've just witnessed it with hummingbirds on the live Webcam at phoebeallens.com. Bob, the larger of the two chicks that fledged on Jan. 2 returned to the nest this morning. Phoebe, the mother hummingbird, flew in and fed both chicks huddled in the nest. Shortly after, Rose decided it was time to go. Bob was sitting alone in the nest when Rose did a flyby. Very cute.
The owner of the site, Joe Dellwo, says he'll post a replay of the fledging action once the nest goes empty.