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 to see what goes in to creating a hummingbird nest.

 

 

Check out this adorable hummingbird plush for $8 that makes authentic sounds on Amazon:

 audubon hummingbird plush

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