We have a little visitor to our backyard. A mama hummingbird decided to pick our little ficus tree in the backyard in which to build her nest. I discovered it after I sprayed the tree with water this afternoon. At first I thought it was a grasshopper flying away. But I later saw the little nest. And then upon further investigation two little eggs. I was so upset thinking that I scared her away for good and that these little eggs would end up orphans.
Shortly after the discovery and during everyone elbowing in around the nest, she flew right back and sat where she belonged......with her little baby eggs.
I was surprised that she picked this spot so close to eye level and in the flow of backyard traffic. Although, I'm sure after the spray of water, children clamoring to get a look, frenzied picture taking and general "bird nesting" excitement, she immediately regretted her decision also.
Carlos and I looked up all the pertinent facts about hummingbird nests and how long it takes the eggs to hatch. I'll keep you posted on the progress..........