They're getting ready to leave us, our little hummingbird babies. Yesterday the larger one, who probably hatched a day before its sibling, was standing up in the nest and flapping its little wings. Both are intensely interested in any little moths or bugs that flit by the nest. They are packed in as tight as sardines, and I'm astonished they haven't just popped out spontaneously when one shifts position. I think the bigger baby will be gone by the weekend, and the smaller one over the weekend. I'll be sorry to see them go. They've been fascinating to watch. It is amazing how quickly they have grown. It seems you could stand there and watch them grow, before your very eyes. Hopefully they and mama will stick around, and perhaps mama will lay another clutch.
Scroll down and note how quickly its little feathers have changed in just a few days. Isn't Nature grand!