“My son, Doug, was trimming my mulberry tree when he saw a slight movement out of the corner of his eye. He narrowed it down to one branch, but it still was difficult to see.”
Her son had spotted a hummingbird sitting on her nest, in an area that was no bigger than a small child’s cupped hand.
“In all my years, I’ve never see a hummingbird nest, let alone with a mother bird sitting on it,” Brown shared.
Sure enough, besides seeing the bird blending into the foliage, the nest was well constructed with the appearance of a threaded net firmly securing the small ball of materials. The bird sat upright, without much movement, on the top of the nest that appeared no bigger than half of a tennis ball.
With the bird’s pointed beak stately posed, it was easy to catch a still shot while she sat protecting her eggs.