Hummer Nest

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.

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I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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2 Responses to Hummer Nest

  1. Robin Eisenbeis says:

    Quick question… I’m going to walk at Bond with my friend and we will look for the nest. Is the Lake Trail labeled? Is that the blacktop trail below the burm next to the dam? Thanks Eddie!!

    Robin Eisenbeis

    • Hi Robin,

      The Lake Trail goes all the way around the lake. The part where the hummer is at is on the northwest side. It’s a rough unpaved trail. From the dam, when you start on that trail, it goes into the woods. There’s a marker there (a post). And later, another post. From the 2nd post, it’s about 30 paces. The 4-5 inch maple is on the right side of the path, about 10 feet. Look up about 12 feet and you’ll see the nest.

      Hope that helps.

      -eddie-

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