And then there was one. One lone hummingbird baby, sitting in a tree. Big Sibling fledged today, after spending a few hours late yesterday and this morning testing his or her wings, stumbling a little bit before flight was achieved. Little Sibling is patiently waiting in its expanded living quarters for his or her wings to be ready. I suspect he or she will fly tomorrow.
I am sorry to see them go. It's been miraculous watching them hatch, grow, take wing, fly. A cosmic metaphor in miniature for me, which message I hope to take to heart.