this is the last picture i got of our little hummingbirds in their nest because yesterday they flew away. i can't believe how fast they grew. i could see them growing every day. it was only 2 weeks ago that i posted their birth announcement!
first to leave the nest, baby #1 flew to the beam of our patio roof and just sat there. momma came for a little bit and gave her lunch.
baby #2 flew straight out to our yard, hovered for a bit, then flew up and over our house. her sibling saw her leave and flew right after her.
i'm so glad i was able to watch them fly off but at the same time, i'm kinda sad to see them go. they had become part of our family. because their nest was in a chandelier and not in a tree, we would see them every day from our dining room. i sure am gonna miss them.
when momma bird came back her babies were gone. she went to the beam where baby #1 was sitting, but she was gone. then she went to the nest to look for baby #2, and she was gone too. she went back and forth, looking for her babies. it broke my heart. she came back a few more times looking for them and it was sad for me to watch each time.
good-bye little birdies. don't forget there is always a full feeder on my patio if you want a free meal.
until we meet again my friends-