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Hummingbird hatchlings in their nest with mother Rosie

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.

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hummingbird hatchlings with mother
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:

Both fledglings were ready to leave the nest on March 4, 2016. Enjoy more nesting hummingbird videos at Bella Hummingbird on YouTube or via livecam at explore.org/hummingbird.

Create a hummingbird friendly yard with tips and recommendations from Audubon.org. We also have and highly recommend the easy-to-clean Couronne Recycled Glass Hummingbird Feeder. A dye-free sugar and water recipe can be found here.

Next: What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel? Plus more baby birds.

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