Hummingbird Building a Nest!!

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Hummingbird Building a Nest!!
May 14, 2012

First, I must apologize for posting poor quality images, because these were shot through a double paned window under tricky light, but I thought these are so interesting!

I've been looking for hummingbird nests all my life, and I finally found one being built Saturday morning, just outside our living room window!!! I didn't want to spook her away, so I shot these from inside the house through the window, using my curtains as a hide. Once she has eggs, I will be able to approach for much better shots.
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She keeps bringing nesting material which seems to be combination of spider web and twigs.

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Then she tucks them in meticulously with her long beak.

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She is also using her long tongue for adhesion?

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She then wiggles around and stomps her feet to shape the nest.

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