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Hummingbird Building Its Nest Watch Videos from Mating to Now - God's Gift to Us

 Hummingbird from Nest Building to Fledglings

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Hummingbirds Mating

Hummingbirds Mating

Filmed Day 2nd of Nest Building
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Day 1 Building Nest

Day 1 Building Nest

May 6, 2021
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Day 2 Building Nest

Day 2 Building Nest

May 7, 2021
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Day 3 Building Nest

Day 3 Building Nest

May 8, 2021
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Day 4 Building Nest

Day 4 Building Nest

May 9, 2021
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Day 8 Building Nest

Day 8 Building Nest

Takes Away from the Nest. May 13, 2021
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Day 5 Building Nest

Day 5 Building Nest

May 10, 2021
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Day 9 May 14, 2021

Day 9 May 14, 2021

Hummingbird Takes From Nest & Tries to Lay Egg Day
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Day 6 Building Nest

Day 6 Building Nest

May 11, 2021
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Lays Egg Day 9 May 14, 2021

Lays Egg Day 9 May 14, 2021

Lays Egg
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Day 7 Building Nest

Day 7 Building Nest

May 12, 2021
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Day 10 May 15, 2021

Day 10 May 15, 2021

With Mate Visiting
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Mate Visits While in Nest

Mate Visits While in Nest

Day 10, May 15, 2021
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Day 13 May 18, 2021

Day 13 May 18, 2021

Keeping her eggs at 96%
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Day 2 Feeding Babies

Day 2 Feeding Babies

June 4, 2021, Day 30 of the documentary. Night of June 3rd she began feeding babies.
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Day 6 Feeding Babies

Day 6 Feeding Babies

It's day 34 from when she began building the nest. June 8, 2021
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Day 10 of Feeding Eyes Open

Day 10 of Feeding Eyes Open

June 12, 2021, the eyes are opening.
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Day 14 Flapping Wings

Day 14 Flapping Wings

They are beginning to live more as adults than babies. June 16. 2021
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Day 18 Strengthening Wings

Day 18 Strengthening Wings

June 20, 2021, and Day 46 of the documentary. Soon they will fly away.
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Day 22 Even More Ready to Fly

Day 22 Even More Ready to Fly

Every day the male is strengthening his wings and legs standing on the edge of the nest.
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Day 7 Out of the Nest

Day 7 Out of the Nest

It's July 2, 2021, and Day 58 of filming the life of the hummingbird.
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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

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Lays Egg Day 11 May 16, 2021

Lays Egg Day 11 May 16, 2021

Lays Egg & Mate Visits
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Day 15-18 Incubating Eggs

Day 15-18 Incubating Eggs

May 23, 2021
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Day 3 Feeding Babies ( see beak)

Day 3 Feeding Babies ( see beak)

June 5, 2021, Day 31 of the documentary.
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Day 7 Feeding the Babies

Day 7 Feeding the Babies

It's June 9, 2021, and the babies are growing fast. Day 35 of filming.
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Day 11 of Feeding

Day 11 of Feeding

Mate visits and she rests with babies in the nest. June 13, 2021
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Day 15 Beaks are Bigger

Day 15 Beaks are Bigger

They are growing faster. June 17, 2021
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Day 19 Ready for Flying

Day 19 Ready for Flying

They are ready to fly away. It's June 21, 2021, and Day 47 of filming.
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Day 23 Fledgling Leaves Nest

Day 23 Fledgling Leaves Nest

Two birds landed near the nest while the male was practicing flapping his wings. In the mayhem, he flew above the nest and about 5 feet away. Mom is keeping an eye on him and feeding him. June 25th, 2021.
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Day 8 Out of the Nest

Day 8 Out of the Nest

July 3, 2021. It's the 59th day of filming. Both fledglings stay close with mom and all of them live in the avocado tree.
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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

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Mate Visits While in Nest

Mate Visits While in Nest

Day 11, May 16, 2021
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Mate Visits Day 19 May 24, 2021

Mate Visits Day 19 May 24, 2021

She is incubating her eggs and her mate visits.
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Day 4 of Feeding Babies (Beak)

Day 4 of Feeding Babies (Beak)

June 6, 2021, Day 32 of the documentary. Over night the baby grew and the beak is being seen more.
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Day 8 of Feeding

Day 8 of Feeding

She is still resting on the nest June 10, 2021
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Day 12 of Feeding ( wings)

Day 12 of Feeding ( wings)

We can see their wings and heads well! It's day 40 of filming. June 14, 2021
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Day 16 Strengthening Wings

Day 16 Strengthening Wings

It's June 18, 2021, and Day 44 of the documentary. They are big!
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Day 20 Standing on Nest

Day 20 Standing on Nest

They're ready to fly away from the nest. June 22, 2021, It's day 48 of documenting the life of a mother hummingbird.
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Day 24 Both are Out of the Nest

Day 24 Both are Out of the Nest

June 26, 2021, Day 1 of both being out of the nest now. The other one left sometime between last night and 6: 45am. Mom is still feeding them. It's Day 52 of documenting their mom's life.
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Day 9 Out of Nest

Day 9 Out of Nest

July 4, 2021. It's Day 60 of filming the hummingbirds. The fledglings live in the backyard with mom still.
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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

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Day 12 May 17, 2021

Day 12 May 17, 2021

She's Incubating Her Eggs.
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Day 24 May 29, 2021

Day 24 May 29, 2021

Incubating her eggs.
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Day 5 Feeding Babies

Day 5 Feeding Babies

Day 33 of the documentary. We see more of them now. June 7, 2021
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Day 9 of Feeding

Day 9 of Feeding

She is no longer resting on the nest. June 11, 2021
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Day 13 of Feeding

Day 13 of Feeding

Day 41 of the documentary. We can see the babies good now. June 15, 2021
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Day 17 Mate Visits

Day 17 Mate Visits

June 19, 2021, The dad came to get mom for some fun time! Its Day 45 of documenting.
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Day 21 Its Time!

Day 21 Its Time!

The male is ready and will probably fly away tomorrow. Its June 23, 2021.
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Day 5 Out of Nest

Day 5 Out of Nest

It's June 30, 2021, and they're living in the avocado tree where the nest was.
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September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

One of the fledglings is taking over the watching of the nectar. Mom still comes by for teaching the younger what to do. The fledgling has been out of the nest for about 2 1/2 months.
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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Hummingbird Facts

  • It takes 5-9 days to build the nest.
  • The nest is built to expand as the babies grow.
  • She will stay on the eggs (2 eggs) 55 minutes out of the hour for 11-18 days.
  • Baby eggs are the size of little peas to jelly beans. 
  • Juvenile hummingbirds fledglings (leave the nest) 18 to 28 days after hatching.
  • On average they visit 1000 flowers each day.
  • They have great memories and can memorize human faces.
  • They can detect the sugar content in the nectar.
  • Hummingbirds can consume up to 8 times their body weight with nectar in one day. 
  • Some hummingbirds use a strategy called torpor (like hibernation), where they can lower the amount of energy they use by about 85 percent.
  • Hummingbirds will eat 25% of their daily intake as soon as they recover from torpor.
  • Some hummingbirds sleep upside down in torpor hanging from a branch.
  • Hummingbirds feed their babies every 20-30 minutes
  • Hummingbird babies are born blind and naked without feathers. At first, the hummingbird mother will keep her babies warm by sitting on the nest.

 Hummingbird Living 

Hummingbird Journal

On May 6th, 2021 the hummingbird began building her nest. On day two of building it, I filmed her mating in the air and on the ground. She began creating by design an amazing nest with architect know how humans would dream to have.  Her skill by design is innately programmed and only of Heaven. 

May 12, 2021, Day 7, the nest was pretty much built and in place. On day 8 which was May 13, 2021, I saw her taking from her nest and leaving. She did it again on May 14th. She also began leaving for longer periods of time on May 13th ( Day 8) and I wonder if she was building a second nest somewhere else.

May 14th, 2021, Day 9, She added back to the nest and laid her egg.  In the video you see her look back at the egg. 

May 15, 2021, Day 10,  She can be seen moving quickly up and down generating heat to incubate the egg. Today a family of squirrels came into the avocado tree and all around her nest. When they left she flew into every area they had been like she knew their track and when they left. There are beautiful orbs flying around the nest as well. Heaven has been keeping watch. Her mate is with her. He can be seen in some videos visiting her a few times and is close by keeping watch.  She stays in the nest for most of the hour but will leave to bath, and get food but only for a few minutes. 

May 16, 2021, Day 11,She laid another egg later in the day.  Her mate came to visit. She has been adding dandelions for comfort. A beautiful moment was spent when her mate came and sat with her outside the nest on a cable. She stayed in the nest throughout the night. There was a moment when three other hummingbirds were by the tree. It's as if they knew she had laid the eggs. 

May 17, 2021, Day 12, She stayed on the eggs all night.  Her mate is staying right next to her hidden in the avocado tree. They are a good team. 

May 18, 2021, She has been a good mother keeping her eggs warm. Leaving to play with her mate, eat, and groom every hour for a few minutes.  

May 19, 2021, She is incubating the eggs and sometime between 11-18 days, the eggs will hatch. 

May 24, 2021, Day 19, while incubating her eggs her mate came for a visit. 

May 29, 2021, Day 24, incubating her eggs and they are due to hatch any day. 

June 3, 2021, Day 29,  After 18 days the eggs hatched at dusk, I watched her feed her young ones.

June 5, 2021, Day 31,  We can see the beak of the babies while being fed. 

June 7, 2021, Day 33, It's Day 5 of being out of the shell and they are growing quickly! She leaves every 10-30 minutes to get food for them. 

June 11, 2021, Day 37, Day 9 out of the shell. Mom is feeding them often and they have tiny little feathers starting to cover their bodies. Today was their first day without mom resting on the nest. She stays close by and her mate is there and I believe another hummingbird is there as well. The baby's eyes are still closed. 

June 12, 2021 Day 38, Day 10 out of the shell the babies are opening their eyes. We can see they can blink now and have a small opening. More feathers are coming in as well.  At times there are more hummingbirds keeping watch over them than just the mate. 

June 17, 2021, Day 43, Day 15 of feeding the babies which are growing fast and now have more feathers and the beaks are longer. 

June 20, 2021, Day 46, Day 18 out of the shell. The fledglings keep strengthening their wings for leaving the nest. 

June 25, 2021, Day 51 and Day 23 out of the shell. Two birds landed near the nest while the male was practicing flapping his wings. In the mayhem, he flew above the nest and about 5 feet away. Then later he went deeper into the avocado tree. Mom is keeping an eye on him and feeding him. His sister is practicing for leaving the nest next.

June 26, 2021, Day 52 and Day 24 out of the shell.  It's day one for both being out of the nest.  One fledgling is in the avocado tree and I filmed the mom feeding him. The other was out of the nest by 6:45 this morning and I believe she is deeper in the tree where I can't see. Mom is doing an awesome job of raising them!

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