There’s another hummingbird nest in the atrium. This year I’ve been able to watch her build it. Last year it was already built before I ever saw it.
It’s been fun watching her build it; sewing it all together with that little needle beak of hers. It started as a little bit of something clinging to the palm frond and has turned more nest-like by the minute.
She buzzes off and returns a few minutes later with a bit of fuzz/fluff/leaf/web in her beak and tucks it into the construction. She also seems to tamp down the center with her feet. That’s funny to watch; the whole nest vibrates.
She’s most active in the early morning, before 8 am. I counted over 20 visits to the nest between 6:30 and 7:30 yesterday. I think it will be finished today, so 4 days from nothing to nest. How soon before there are eggs?