|A female Allen's hummingbird nests in a rosebush.|
Hummingbird nesting season runs October through early June in Southern California. A female hummer spends seven months of the year sitting on the nest and foraging for food. She builds the nest, sits on the eggs and cares for the chicks without assistance from the male.
A female hummingbird has four or five clutches a season. She typically lays two eggs per clutch, though not all eggs are viable and many chicks do not survive.
Watch for nests before trimming bushes and ficus trees. And keep cats indoors.