Michael and Steph led me to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird Nest they spotted last week. It’s on the west bank of the Lake Trail, not far from the dam. Situated about 12 feet up a small maple tree, it is wonderfully constructed. While we were there, she came to tend to her young, which we could not see since they are safely nestled deep inside the nest. But we did watch her regurgitate food, her bill aimed down into the nest, supplying her birds with the nutrients they will need to grow.
Apparently, more information is needed about hummingbird nesting in the Carolinas. So, this was a good find, thanks to Michael’s keen eyes. Hopefully, we will be able to follow these young birds as they mature.