This momma Ruby Throated Hummingbird is busy feeding her two tiny babies in a nest built with lichen in a Texas Ash tree. The little babies have their little "pin" feathers just coming in, one is feathered out slightly more than the other. Momma is a pretty bright green like the bright green Texas Ash leaves. The view is as if you happened to be lucky enough to see them peering through the branches of the tree.
I once had a female hummingbird build a nest in an Umbrella tree that was in a pot on my front porch. I was so shocked to see the two tiny little jellybean sized eggs in a thimble sized nest, right there by my front door! The mom was a devoted little bird, the babies grew quickly and were gone before you knew it. Just like everything hummingbirds do, they grew quickly, got their feathers and were gone! Mom blended in quite well with her green colored back in the green leaves.
The original is a 5"x7" image on a 6"x9" watercolor 140 lb. acid free bond.
Copyright 2014 Sue Bonnar, no use without my permission.
November 16th, 2014
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