Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Nest Building
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona

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  1. I'm so pleased that you've taken off your blog preview setting, so I can now read your whole posts on my RSS feed - it makes my life much quicker, and I'm more likely to pop over and comment more now. Please keep it like this!

  2. I'm glad you've taken it off preview setting too.

    I love your photo and we're thinking alike somewhat this morning as my Wordless Wednesday is a bird photo too - a robin.

  3. Your picture is absolutely beautiful. That's a hummingbird, right? I'm so amazed you were able to get such a fabulous shot.

  4. Light as a feather - it really seems to defy gravity :)

  5. Jackie and Margaret--I never wanted the "preview style" RSS feed, but it took me months to track down the one little thing that was preventing the "full" feed. I have no intentions of changing it back! :)

    For all the rest of you--this hummingbird was building a nest in the hummingbird aviary at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum--right at head level for me. I did sit on a nearby bench for a few minutes to watch her, and she would fly down to within a foot of where I was sitting to gather spider webs for her nest. I don't know if any of you have actually seen a hummingbird nest, but it stretches as the babies grow...and it's one of the softest things you'll ever put a fingertip to!

  6. How sweet! I'm surprised you were able to get a photo without scaring her away. And, no, I didn't know that fact about the nest stretching :)

  7. Dawn--I'm glad you like the photo. Ounce for ounce, hummingbirds are some of the bravest creatures you'll ever meet. This female behaved as if she had a deadline for finishing her nest, and she wasn't going to let me get in her way!


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