Reminded me of a small child on a bike riding free for the first time and squealing "Look Mum I can do it!!!"
Empty nestUpon further investigation, I was happy to see that the young hummingbirds had flown the nest and were flitting from branch to branch, and then flying off by themselves into yon and yonder. The excitement of their tweets rang throughout the early morning air.
Mum sat not too far away on a swaying palm frond looking on and keeping close watch.
I had never seen a hummingbird at rest before, and it was quite interesting to watch.
Keeping a very close eye on her new offspring
One little baby hummingbird at rest between the palm fronds twittering merrily away.It's amazing, at least to me, how fast they have learned to fly. They were just wrapped up in a cocoon-like nest a few days ago being mouth-fed by their mama. Now they were sailing through the air with wild abandon. Very impressive.
Isn't nature grand???