Silky Nests in Funky Places


If you’ve ever watched a hummingbird for some time, you’ve probably thought that they’re one of the cutest and most exciting birds that you can find in your yard. Most would agree that it is some combination of their size, speed, vibrancy (of both color and motion), and relative rarity that can make them so appealing to us, but have you ever seen hummingbird nestlings? Or a nest, for that matter?

In the past couple years of the Funky Nests in Funky Places competition we’ve received photos of over a dozen hummingbird nests, all but one of which have been built on a man-made object! Seeing the hummingbird hatchlings poke their little beaks out of the tiny cup that the mother has created for them is a wonderful experience, and the feat of each minuscule nests’ construction becomes more impressive when you consider what the assembly materials are.


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8 thoughts on “Silky Nests in Funky Places

  1. Hi Eunice. Love birds but hate spiders. Think they are necessary in this case though. Thanks for sharing a wonderful post as always. Take care.

    1. You are very welcome Rita I enjoyed the post too and being bit by spiders is not fun so I hand lots of feeder for Hummingbirds they can go somewhere else from MEAT! 🙂

  2. Yikes! At first I thought it was some kind of sticky haired monster! On further examination I could make out the baby hummers and the whole thing was transformed. 🙂

    1. As did I
      Such a delight when my eyes focused
      Can’t wait till my babies arrive all grown up ready to have their own 🙂 I have the place all deck out for them 🙂

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