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Anna's Hummingbird in her Nest
This morning I met my friend Dali at a nearby coffee shop then we went up to Los Altos Hills, CA  to meet with other birders, and photographers to learn about Bird calls and sounds. Garth Harwood from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society was the Guide for our group.

We arrived early so, with time on our hands we looked around for birds on our own.

I spied a Hummingbird flying around a nearby tree so I went to investigate.  I was watching her through my lens flit around this bushy tree then just like that I lost her. I kept looking and looking around the tree then I found her in her nest! What treat this was.

If I hadn’t been looking so intently I don’t think I would have spotted her at all. Look how well she blends in. In fact when I first spotted her she had her head pulled in a bit more under the branch. I’m glad she peeked out a little bit allowing me to get this image.

Dali and I stayed only an hour. The group was large keeping the birds in the foliage, and foliage was abundant. I suggested we go to the park  where I’d seen the Lazuli Bunting on Thursday. Dali hadn’t seen one yet, and I won’t tire of seeing them anytime soon.

More to come!

Nikon D300s| AF-S Nikkor 300mm f4@ f8| 1/200s| ISO 640| Manual Priority| Matrix Met| Tripod

Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, CA, USA

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2 Comments

  1. Awesome. I have hummingbirds all over my yard, but I have yet to see a nest.

    • They make them deep in the foliage. Maybe you’ll see one before you move! This is only the second Hummingbird’s nest I’ve ever seen. The first one was in a friends Mother’s rose bush and he had me come over to see it. That was really cool.


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