Just like the proverbial pot full of water that never boils, neither does a watched backyard hummingbird chick ever get fed. So I duct-taped the cam to my spotting scope’s eyepiece, hit record and left, coming back long after the memory card filled up and the camera shut down in hopes that while away it might have captured the epically tireless mamma hummingbird providing its chick with a meal. It most certainly did.

As best I can tell from this clip, there’s just one chick in the nest, and since its head is about the size of the egg from which it hatched, I’d guess it’s been here about a week — much to my surprise, since I didn’t think there were even eggs in the nest yet.