Friday, May 22, 2015

Hummingbird Nest in the Temescal

Hae Yuon has a tiny hummingbird nest in the camellia bush in her garden. It seems to be made of petals, dryer lint, lichen and sticky cobwebs and sits a mere five feet off the ground. Inside, two naked hummingbird babies pulsate quietly. They look like tiny wrinkled red grapes with pin feathers attached. When the wind or the hummingbird parent moves the nest branch, the babies look up blindly and open their mouths. 
I visited Hae and her brood today and did a little sketch. 
Here's an article about another hummingbird nest with lots of photos:…/sweetness-and-light-diary-fr…/

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