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Old 09-18-08, 07:59 AM
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Hummingbird Nest

For you nature-lovers, here are a series of photographs taken over a 24 day period, showing the growth of two baby hummingbirds from an egg to them leaving the nest. The reasons that this is a big deal are: (a) the nests are so tiny that they're not easily found, and (b) the mother hummingbird spends so little time away from the nest that being able to photograph the eggs and the hatchlings is significantly more difficult.

http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/

A note about the scale: The eggs are the size of Tic Tacs, and you could could pretty much "cap" the entire nest with a single quarter.

There are six pages in all, click "next" at the bottom to step through them.
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Very cool
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I know this was posted a while back, but I can't find it. Still cool to see. Amazing that you don't comprehend how small those things are until the very last picture.
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Awesome!
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That was Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.
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so butt ugly when born but so beautiful once they leave the nest. ain't nature grand!?

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Hey! That's Outta Sight, Ken!

Treesa will LOVE this!

Thanks again, Man!

-Paul

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Cool stuff.

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