Waiting for hummingbirds to return

A family in Agassiz waiting for hummingbirds to return

Two baby hummingbirds poke their head out of their nest in Agassiz.

Submitted by Linda Mosser

 

Last spring, we were blessed with a hummingbird family homesteading on our back sun deck. We noticed the tiny nest in the overhanging vines one morning.

Mommy was proudly nestled on guard of her treasure. We watched with anticipation for a couple weeks. One morning sitting enjoying our morning coffee, to our delight we noticed the little heads popping over the top of the nests sides. Mommy was bringing babies their breakfast. Such a joy to watch these little lives on their daily procedure and the family duties of mom and dad. We were delighted to share our sun deck and honoured to have their trust throughout their residency.

Time seemed too fast before they left their little nest and journeyed on as nature has it. The first little baby flew from the nest one afternoon and landed on a branch of the rosebush in front of our kitchen window. There the baby stayed and slept all night long. Once baby got the courage up again off the baby flew never to return to the nest again. The second baby also flew off never to return. The nest remained empty. However, we did see them around the bushes and vines and fluttering about throughout the remainder of the summer.

We kept our feeders full. Eventually no more hummingbirds came around. We now wait in anticipation and in hopes of their return this coming spring to the place where they were born and call home.

• Editor’s Note: Linda Mosser was also the photographer who submitted a photo that ran in last week’s Observer, with the incorrect name of Lisa Mosser. The Observer apologizes for any confusion.

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