While the two chicks in the frontyard nest known as Hummingbird West continue to grow and grow, today’s the birthday of one of the chicks in the backyard nest, aka Hummingbird East. Amazing (click to biggify):
If all’s well with the sibling egg it should be breaking out of its shell later today or perhaps tomorrow.
PS. In getting these shots, I do nothing to disturb the mother or her nest. Literally I wait until she’s left before approaching and, as evidenced by the low quality of the shot, I don’t waste a lot of time snapping.
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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