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Garden Photo of the Day

READER PHOTOS! More baby hummingbirds

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Pam Wittenberg

More great photos from Pam Wittenberg in Santa Rosa, California, today. Of these, she says, “I was down near the creek in our backyard pulling dead twigs and branches down when I got divebombed by an angry hummingbird. Her nest was so well hidden I didn’t realize I was in danger of damaging it. Mom’s camouflage technique on the nest using lichens, moss and spiderwebs is amazing, isn’t it? She quickly went back to sit on her eggs, keeping an eye on me all the while. Her babies have since hatched so she visits our feeders even more now. Can’t wait to watch them grow up.” **Be sure to click on all of the photos on the left! Thanks, Pam!

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Pam Wittenberg
Click here to enlarge this photo.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Pam Wittenberg
Click here to enlarge this photo.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Pam Wittenberg


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  1. ncgardener 05/31/2011

    Oh wow, that is to cute. I have seen quite a few hummingbirds this year, so I think that I am planting the things that they like. It always sounds like a miniature helicopter when they fly past.

  2. DreamGardener 05/31/2011

    Awesome pics!

  3. greenthumblonde 05/31/2011

    Awesome. Thank you.

  4. Happily_Gardening 05/31/2011

    WOW! Great pictures...felt like I was there!!

  5. jzl56 05/31/2011

    How sweet. Love seeing the hummingbirds at our feeders all day long.

  6. sheilaschultz 05/31/2011

    Thanks, Pam... these are very sweet. Got to love the hummers!

  7. MoonSoul 05/31/2011

    Awesome Pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing them. What a beautiful work of art her nest is! I have a doves nest with 2 babies under my car port that I'm having fun watching. Hopefully I'll get some pics to share!

  8. petuniababi 05/31/2011

    Pam,you were so lucky to have seen this first hand!!I became infatuated with hummers two years

    This is truly wonderful!! And so are you for sharing!!This just shows all mothers know how to take care of their babies,no matter how small they are.That nest is such a masterpiece.I LOVE HUMMERS!!!

  9. arboretum 05/31/2011

    pam, thank you SO MUCH for sending in these photos. What a thrill!The camouflage game has to be one of the most fascinating phenomena in Nature, yes?!

  10. allenaim 06/07/2011

    This in incredible! I thought I was lucky to see a teenaged hummingbird last week, but this is an absolutely amazing capture! Wow!

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