17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Anna's Hummingbird "Twins"

I saved these two hummingbird chicks when they were just hours old and their branch had been torn off a tree during a storm. I reattached the branch to the tree and waited to see if mom would return. She did, and I had the pleasure of watching the two chicks grow until they left the nest. This was just the day before they flew away and as you can see they could barely fit the nest.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Poway, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Janice Katz