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Earlier this week we saw a little beak protruding up from the Anna’s hummingbird nest that I shared a couple of weeks ago …

Anna's hummingbird nest and hatchling

Anna’s hummingbird nest and hatchling

This lone hatchling seems strong and is getting big quickly – they only stay in the nest for 20 days!

feeding time / Anna's hummingbirds

feeding time / Anna’s hummingbirds

Anna’s hummingbird nest

While helping work on a construction project in Berkeley, this hummingbird was doing some construction of its own! I noticed on the first day I was there that a hummingbird kept landing on one particular branch. The next morning, I inspected closer and realized the foundation of a nest had been built since I left the night before.

Anna's hummingbird building nest

Anna’s hummingbird building nest

The bird would come back with feathers and other small bits of vegetation to add to the nest, and a number of times I saw it fly to the window panes around the house to gather silk cobwebs. Amazing.

Anna's hummingbird in nest

Anna’s hummingbird in nest