The hummingbird is symbolic of joy—living on nectar and searching for the sweetness of life. —Jamie Sams
Walela forages for food more frequently now, to feed her growing babies. When she approaches the nest again, her tiny wings shimmer and stir the air. Sensing her presence, her hatchlings lift their heads and open their beaks.
Mama Hummingbirds feed her hatchlings anywhere from 4-6 times per hour, but it happens very quickly. Because I was standing on the porch at the just-right moment, I was able to captured their fast food dinner on video.
So tell me: Have you ever seen anything sweeter than this?
*The first hatchling was born on January 29th, and the second baby was born on January 31st. So they are 5 and 7 days old, respectively. (Earlier pictures here.)