I’m pleased to report that in the day after the miracle rediscovery at the mailbox, the baby hummingbird has stayed safe and sound and is still hanging out in the fruit picker serving ably as a surrogate nest/launch site.
I’m not kidding about launch site. The tyke’s been working its wings and could take off any moment. But in the meantime, I’ve pointed the webcam in our office away from the club chair and instead out the window at the bird. It’s not the sharpest image but it’s no worse than me holding a digicam/iPhone up against a binocular eyepiece. Plus it auto updates every minute, so for as long as the chick stays put you’ll be able to see how it’s doing.