"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hummingbirds nest early

A new hummingbird has begun building a nest. To watch log on to www.phoebeallens.com.  

Winter seems like an unusual time for any bird to be nesting, but in Southern California, our non-migratory Allen’s hummingbirds get an early start.  Nesting season runs October through early June.  The female 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.  
Happy birding!

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