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[photos] The Child stalks the hummingbird

Recently I’ve posted photos of the Anna’s hummingbird which is nesting the backyard of Nuevo Rancho Lake. Today took my DSLR with the 300mm lens and went up on the roof to see if she could get a better vantage on the nest.




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She succeeded.

Mama hummingbird on the nest.

A blurry photo showing some of her color.

Mama hummingbird takes wing. We resolved to stay off the roof now so as not to frighten her off her nest permanently.

The empty nest, made of spiderwebs and lichen.

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