Anna's Hummingbird nest near my yard in Eagle, ID


Jason Talbot
 

While driving to my home last Saturday, I noticed a hummingbird in the top of a tree. My family could tell I was excited and couldn't believe I saw it when I pointed it out to them. I raced home within a block to get my binoculars and returned to eventually find an adult female Anna's Hummingbird. As I watched it, I noticed it went into a tree so I followed it from the street. I could see that it landed on a nest. I was so excited! I wasn't sure if we had documentation of nesting in Idaho for this species. I contacted Heidi C. and she told me that I had the 5th documented nest sighting in Idaho. The first one being found July 2020. She pointed me to this website:



Here's the eBird checklist of my discovery (with video): https://ebird.org/checklist/S85759036

Here's Ceredig's checklist the day they fledged (the next day!) with awesome photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85857371

Here's the checklist today (3 days after fledging) with audio of fledgling calling and diagnostic photos in a tree 40 yards away from the nest: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86038324

The youngsters seem to be doing well!

Enjoy,

Jason Talbot
Eagle, ID


Brian Cooper
 

Ok


On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:10 PM, Jason Talbot via groups.io <jason.talbot1@...> wrote:


While driving to my home last Saturday, I noticed a hummingbird in the top of a tree. My family could tell I was excited and couldn't believe I saw it when I pointed it out to them. I raced home within a block to get my binoculars and returned to eventually find an adult female Anna's Hummingbird. As I watched it, I noticed it went into a tree so I followed it from the street. I could see that it landed on a nest. I was so excited! I wasn't sure if we had documentation of nesting in Idaho for this species. I contacted Heidi C. and she told me that I had the 5th documented nest sighting in Idaho. The first one being found July 2020. She pointed me to this website:



Here's the eBird checklist of my discovery (with video): https://ebird.org/checklist/S85759036

Here's Ceredig's checklist the day they fledged (the next day!) with awesome photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85857371

Here's the checklist today (3 days after fledging) with audio of fledgling calling and diagnostic photos in a tree 40 yards away from the nest: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86038324

The youngsters seem to be doing well!

Enjoy,

Jason Talbot
Eagle, ID


Janet Phillips
 

Thanks for the photos Jason and Congrats on your new “family”.  Enjoy!!

On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:11 PM, Brian Cooper <bpcooer@...> wrote:

Ok


On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:10 PM, Jason Talbot via groups.io <jason.talbot1@...> wrote:


While driving to my home last Saturday, I noticed a hummingbird in the top of a tree. My family could tell I was excited and couldn't believe I saw it when I pointed it out to them. I raced home within a block to get my binoculars and returned to eventually find an adult female Anna's Hummingbird. As I watched it, I noticed it went into a tree so I followed it from the street. I could see that it landed on a nest. I was so excited! I wasn't sure if we had documentation of nesting in Idaho for this species. I contacted Heidi C. and she told me that I had the 5th documented nest sighting in Idaho. The first one being found July 2020. She pointed me to this website:



Here's the eBird checklist of my discovery (with video): https://ebird.org/checklist/S85759036

Here's Ceredig's checklist the day they fledged (the next day!) with awesome photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85857371

Here's the checklist today (3 days after fledging) with audio of fledgling calling and diagnostic photos in a tree 40 yards away from the nest: https://ebird.org/checklist/S86038324

The youngsters seem to be doing well!

Enjoy,

Jason Talbot
Eagle, ID