Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 3 Nest Building

The nest building has been proceeding at a pretty good clip. You can see that the ingredient that holds everything together is spider webs. We have a hummingbird aviary close by and the people taking care of it decided to clean out all the spider webs. This caused an immediate shortage of webbing to bind the nests and hold them in place and nests were falling apart and being blown out of place. Once the spiders were reintroduced the problem solved.

Day Three- Work Continues

I have an unusual looking hummingbird that has started feeding at the house on a regular basis and I will try to get a photo to add to the blog so you can see it. Not sure what it is but it is possibly an immature Costas. We'll see.

Here is a photo of the nest as it sits at 7:54 MST on May 2, 2012. Be sure to click on the photo to see the enlarged version. I haven't gotten close enough to measure the nest but it is just a little over an inch and a quarter as near as I can tell.

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