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Watch a few young hummers in the nest long enough and they're bound to look your way ...

watchful hummers

We're coming down the home stretch here; these guys are seemingly watchful enough that it can't be long before they leave the nest outside my window and take on the world. photo credit: Ketzel Levine, NPR hide caption

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This series of pictures has been fabulous. I see the hummers all over my yard, the males engaged in dominance displays and the females just sneaking in to drink, but I've never seen the nest or little ones. (I'm saddened by the loss of little #3, but that's nature for you.)

Thank you for posting these pictures!

Sent by Lauren Uroff | 12:51 PM | 4-3-2008

Are you kidding? Thanks for indulging me. I am surprised I've seen no evidence of baby #3, but admittedly, I try not to dwell on it. Stay tuned for the video, any minute, honest!

Sent by Ketzel Levine | 1:16 PM | 4-3-2008