Video: Hummingbird Builds a Nest

H ummingbirds weight about as much as a penny and fly hundreds of miles each year during migration. Watch as this tiny female Anna’s Hummingbird creates a nest for its young. It steals spider silk fibers, moss, small leaves, and other materials to strengthen the cup that it sits in. I also posted a beautiful GIF set of this video to the Because Birds Tumblr.

A few years ago, an Anna’s Hummingbird created a nest above my front door on a small ivy vine. It was fascinating to watch the babies hatch and grow. Watch this fantastic video from PBS Nature┬áto see what goes in to creating a hummingbird nest.



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Jeffrey Mann

Author: Jeffrey Mann

A late-20s birder living in Los Angeles. Enjoys birding on the weekend, and loves checking out new areas in SoCal for opportunities to photograph wildlife. When not obsessing about birds, you can find him cross stitching or playing Nintendo games.

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