Thursday , 19 September 2019

He Walked Outside One Day To An Unexpected Discovery. The Next 25 Days Were Amazing.

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She was nestled in, deep in the vines.

One morning, this Reddit user discovered they had a new neighbor. As they were cleaning up vines near their front door, they noticed a tiny nest inside of the foliage… the small bundle of twigs was home to a mother hummingbird.
It’s rare to see a hummingbird land, let alone build a nest. She didn’t know it at the time, but this momma hummingbird was about to give the Internet a peek into one of the coolest processes in the animal kingdom.

Upon discovering the nest, her neighbors also found two tiny eggs.

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They were the size of jellybeans.

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Then, they hatched!

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Hungry little babies waiting for mom.

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Day 4.

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Day 7.

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The little babies grew quickly.

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At 2 weeks old, they were almost too big for the nest.

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They were also getting their gorgeous green coloring.

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About 2.5 weeks old.

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Hummingbird nests are small, but the mothers build them to expand as the babies grow (you can see the spiders silk and moss she used).

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That’s the homeowner’s front door in the background. Every time they left, they were literally eye to eye with the baby hummingbirds.

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About 3 weeks old.

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At this point they began really testing their boundaries.

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They were even looking like hummingbirds.

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And out of the nest!

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The babies finally grew up. This is what they left behind.

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