Poof! As expected, the two hummingbird chicks evacuated the nest they’d overgrown. Not sure if it happened yesterday or early this morning.

I eventually found the mother flitting and clicking around and soon she flew to the location of one chick, safely up in a neighboring tree.

The other chick was nowhere to be seen — either it perished or fly farther away. I did as thorough a search of the immediate grounds as possible, but it was of no luck or use.

I was able to train the spotting scope on the temporary location of the chick and managed to hold the camera up to its eyepiece for a few seconds after mother swooped in for a feeding:

Fingers crossed!