Almost a week ago, I posted the first stage of the Reddish hermit's nest observation. As it is one of the smallest hummingbird, I've seen so far, I felt like I've just won the Jackpot after the discovery of her nest. Now that the first out of the 2 eggs already hatched, I also felt very excited. But all kind of questions also went through my mind:
- Will it survive?
- Will the second egg also hatch?
- Shall I also witness how they'll fly out?
In this post I would like to share how the incubation/feeding continued. As I don't want to disturb the female and her little family a lot, I decided to check on them 4 times a week instead of everyday.
- August 29, 2014: when I arrived, the mother was outside her nest. The first born started to grow beautifully and .... the second egg had also hatched. Her family is complete.
- August 31, 2014: both hatchlings were doing fine. Mother was nearby hawking for insects.
- September 2, 2014: on this day I noticed that both hatchlings are starting to become beautiful little birds. Tiny feathers, but still a bit naked. Their eyes were still closed. I spotted the mother under some leaves, busy hawking for insects ... feeding time.
- September 4, 2014: the little hummers are well being taken care of by their mother. Since they grow so fast, there isn't enough space for their mother to sit in the nest. So she sits outside close to her nest.
Next week I'll post the last nest observation of this Reddish hermit family. Enjoy!