This is Hummy. (Isobel chose the name.) A few weeks ago we noticed this hummingbird hanging around our yard and frequently landing on the string of fairy lights on our patio, just inches away from our dining room windows. Then we noticed the nest. It’s hardly larger than the cap of an acorn and it’s made of bits of leaves and spiderweb silk. She came to sit on it everyday and we realized: she’s hatching her eggs.
Our patio roof is pretty low, and when Jacob came over to help with the garden he nearly bumped into Hummy’s nest with this head. He thinks Hummy is probably an Anna’s Hummingbird based on coloration and commonality in our location. According to an article I read, they lay two eggs per clutch and yesterday we noticed Hummy feeding a little beak poking out of the top of the nest! We can only see one little head so far, so either the other one hasn’t hatched, or isn’t visible, or, sadly didn’t make it. Sometime soon I’m going to go out there with a ladder and my telephoto lens and see if I can get shots of the baby. We feel so honored she made her nest here!