A female ruby throated humming bird sits on her tiny nest keeping her chicks warm between intermittent trips to collection near by food for her clutch.
A female hummingbird leaves her tiny, well camouflaged nest as she heads out to find food for her babies.
Returning to the nest.
A female ruby throated hummingbird feeds her chicks. The tiny nest is easily camouflaged in a tree due to it’s small size and the birds efforts to create a structure that looks just like like a knot on the tree. The female alone constructs the nest and cares for the eggs and young. Females lay between 1 and 3 white eggs about 12.9 mm × 8.5 mm in size and produce one to two broods each summer. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator