Video: Hummingbird Builds a Nest

Hummingbirds 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.

hummingbird nest

Hummingbirds 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.

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