In mid-January of 2016, an Allen’s Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) named Rosie laid two eggs in a nest that was quietly being observed by webcam. On February 8th, two babies hatched from their eggs. This fascinating peek into one of nature’s wonders was documented by BellaHummingbird.com, and shared by Explore.org‘s hummingbird livecam.
The babies eat a mix of bugs and nectar to help them grow bigger and stronger. To help them prepare for leaving the nest, they exercise their wings like this: