Over at the Bella Hummingbird webcam, the list of viewers is growing as fledge day approaches. According to the posted schedule, Blossom and Banji hatched 20 days ago and fledging normally occurs 21 to 25 days later. Both have begun exercising their wings, or “wingercizing” as fans call it, in preparation for the big day. It’s a good thing, too, because that nest is getting mighty crowded.
To fully appreciate the size of a hummingbird nest, see the video in “Hungry for spring,” where an orphaned hummingbird is placed in a foster hummer’s nest. A human hand under the nest provides perspective.
NOTE: Blossom and Banji fledged yesterday, March 4. Videos have been posted.