First, some stage setting - the picture below shows where the nest is. For the last few years, hummingbirds have built a nest on my string lights, above my patio couch, right by the patio door, and under the 2nd story deck. Most of the pictures i take are from above, through the cracks in the deck. The birds don't seem to notice.
|Orange circle around the nest|
|two jelly bean sized eggs...|
|momma hummingbird making sure the next was good!|
|they're both still in there - although its getting a little cosy|
|On May 26|
|their beaks grow so much!|
By 2 June, they were ready to leave the nest!
|staying really close first|
|i was a bit worried - it was facing a window here. It managed to fly away without any issues...|
|it let me get pretty close! (and yes - the agave needs cleaning...)|