Birth of the hummingbird

BIG THINGS, SMALL PACKAGE—Patricia Gaber, who lives in the Fountainwood neighborhood of Agoura Hills, became intrigued when she saw this tiny, inchand a-half-long hummingbird nest in her yard last spring. She decided to document the birds’ growth. GROWING PAINS—Left, the eggs are laid in April. Top middle, the chicks hatch in May and huddle in their nest. Above, two of the little ones beginfledging. Hummingbird chicks typically leave their nest when they are 18 to 22 days old. The female ke...

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