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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hungry Hummingbirds #1

After saving these two hummingbird chicks when they were just a day old when the branch their nest was on broke during a storm (I replaced it and attached it to its original tree), I had the honor of watching them and their mom as the chicks grew to fledglings and then flew away. This picture was a few days before they actually left the nest. The dark stucco of my house provided a perfect backdrop to their activities.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Poway, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Janice Katz
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.04.20