in february we had baby hummingbirds. and just 9 days after those birds left, i found another egg in the nest, and 5 days after that, a second egg appeared.
sunday mommy bird stepped up her feeding. she kept coming and with each feeding the baby 1 would flutter and test out his wings.
he would even fly out of the nest and back in again.
he left monday morning leaving baby 2 alone.
mommy came back to continue feeding baby 2 that monday but on tuesday, she never came back. i had been hearing a chirping all morning and when i went out to investigate, i noticed it was baby 2! she was calling her mommy, but mommy never came. she was hungry and all i could do was hope mommy would show up. it broke my heart to hear her chirping for food and not being able to help.
i ran back in the house to grab my still camera and when i came back outside i found her on our swing cushion, still calling for her mommy and still getting no response.
the eggs came almost a week apart, so even though they hatched one day apart, i felt baby 2 was much younger. i'm positive that if mommy had come to feed baby 2, she would have stayed in the nest a couple more days, growing a little more and doing her practice flights, like her sibling. i'm confident that baby 1 was ready to leave and is enjoying life in this crazy world but i pray for baby 2.
and then, in the blink of an eye, she flew over our fence and was gone with the wind. stay safe little one. godspeed.
to honor sugar and her constant smile, i looked and looked for a smiley picture of bailey that would be worthy, and this is what i found :)
until we meet again my friends-