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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Egg"xcellent Newborn Hummingbird Chicks

I had the luxury of two hummingbird nests within sight in my backyard. I watched the eggs of an Anna's hummingbird for some time. I knew that it was possible they would be hatching soon. I checked them one morning and mom was "out" but the eggs were still there. 1.5 hours later, I checked again and they were hatched...so, I knew these guys were no more than 1.5 hours old and still "hatching" from their eggs. It was amazing. The two together were smaller than an M&M candy.

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