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    Celebrate life!

    Totally off topic, I know, but I had to share the brand new hummingbird nest and eggs I discovered in my rose bushes when pruning yesterday. The nest was empty then, but when I checked again this morning, there were two tiny eggs. This brings me joy, and I hope it does for you too!

    (KLD)
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    Oh, KLD, thank you! This fills me with joy, too!
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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      #3
      I don't think it is off topic at all and has the perfect title. Thank you and Amen!

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        #4
        Indeed. Today was a good day for me too: several Bluejays, Cardinals, in addition to the usual Sparrows, Doves and Juncos. Looking forward to the Chipmunks coming out of their winters nap.

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          #5
          no I love hummers now you gonna have to please tak pictures of parents and young tks

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            #6
            Originally posted by vjls View Post
            no I love hummers now you gonna have to please tak pictures of parents and young tks
            Yes! This!
            MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bonnette View Post
              Yes! This!
              yep, more pictures of the family. First nest I ever saw with all the 'spider web' at top, guess that's 'insulation' THANKS!

              https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

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                #8
                Originally posted by CapnGimp View Post
                yep, more pictures of the family. First nest I ever saw with all the 'spider web' at top, guess that's 'insulation' THANKS!
                I love how spiderwebs have also been used to anchor the nest to plant stalks...wow, that's ingenious and impressive.
                MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                  #9
                  The white is a mix of dandelion fluff and spider webs, the best I can tell (there are a bunch of dandelions right next to my rose beds).

                  I will try to get some more photos, but don't want to scare away the parents. They will abandon a nest if disturbed too much. Ruby throats such as these hatch in 14-16 days, and then take another 4-5 weeks or fledge (leave the nest).

                  If you are interested in live hummingbird nest cams, this is one of the best I have found (located very near the town in Southern California where I grew up): https://explore.org/.../hummingbirds/bella-hummingbird-nest

                  (KLD)
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                    I will try to get some more photos, but don't want to scare away the parents. They will abandon a nest if disturbed too much. Ruby throats such as these hatch in 14-16 days, and then take another 4-5 weeks or fledge (leave the nest).

                    If you are interested in live hummingbird nest cams, this is one of the best I have found (located very near the town in Southern California where I grew up): https://explore.org/.../hummingbirds/bella-hummingbird-nest


                    (KLD)
                    Oh no, wouldn't want to scare them at all!

                    That nest cam link is much appreciated, I'll bookmark it.
                    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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                      #11
                      Very great!

                      And your photos remind me of Ketamine Kitty's.
                      Where is she?
                      69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                      NW NJ

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
                        Very great!

                        And your photos remind me of Ketamine Kitty's.
                        Where is she?
                        Ketamine Kitty is a man. He is on FB but doesn't come here much.

                        (KLD)
                        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                          #13
                          105 Year Old Great Grandpa Meets 5 day old Newborn Great Grandson

                          Great link KLD!! On that note, I was sent a video today, that I think fit's the title of this folder. (turn your sound up so your can hear this great grampa's reaction in the beginning)
                          https://www.facebook.com/Break/video...6957960922792/

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                            #14
                            That's a cool nest.

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                              #15
                              Spring of 2016 was our first year in this house. 2 hummers built their nest in the strut of our kitchen window shade. It was glorious as we set up the camera on a tripod on the kitchen sink so it looked directly into the nest. We took videos. The best was a few days before the 2 chicks finally left. They had been moving around in the next (which bulged as they tried to squirm past one another) they one morning mom stood on the edge, raised her beak and throat and sang. Chicks did likewise and for 3 hours, I swear she taught them to sing proper hummer tunes.

                              I never felt so welcomed... well maybe. The previous house had welcomed me in the second month when I went out on the new deck to find a newborn fawn had been left 5 feet from the ramp to wait out the day and gather strength. Mom collected it before first light of the following morning. There was some rain that afternoon and I watched the fawn lick drops from its fur, but it stayed in its spot, as it was programmed to do. I've been so blessed. Nature seems to know I cannot go out much to hunt for such sights, and she deposits them in my lap. sort of.

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