Gardeners are advised to check the branches and bushes of these small nests before pruning.


Thirsty gardeners are preparing for spring, which is usually the annual task of pruning and pruning trees and shrubs. While this is a must if you serve U.S. fish and wildlife, it is imperative that people be careful and check the branches first if they accidentally damage or destroy a bird’s nest.

Small bird nests are easy to miss as they are no bigger than a miniature (or a thimble) and eggs are no bigger than gummy bears.

A government agency has posted an informative photo of a hummingbird on their Facebook page to educate people who cut down their trees for observation, especially when there are hummingbirds nearby.

1594566097-7989-hummingbird-eggsU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service



“Hummingbird eggs are small, the size of beans!” Please remember to check the nests carefully before pruning trees and shrubs this spring.

Since their publication, their advice has become popular: many people say they have never seen a hummingbird nest and plan to be more careful when pruning greenery.

Hummingbirds build their nests out of cobwebs, lichen and plant material, which means that they are very sensitive. Lichens also mask their nests well.

1594566097-2123-annas-hummingbird-nestAnna’s Hummingbird nest, California / Wikimedia
Nests are usually built on a branch with a sloping slope, often on a branch hanging over running water or in an open area.
1594566097-5565-hummingbird-nestHummingbird nest, Yucatan, Mexico / Wikimedia
Ruby females hang up their nests with twigs or small twigs and can lay eggs in the second nest, feeding the young at the beginning! Spawning takes 16 to 18 days, but can sometimes take longer in cold weather.
1594566097-1915-female-hummingbirdFemale Black-chinned Hummingbird, Utah, USA / Wikimedia
Ruby hummingbirds usually only lay two eggs in their nest. They usually lay an egg, jump and lay again a day. They won’t put one as this won’t increase their reproductive potential, but three will give many chickens to care for them effectively!

What a wonderful bird! The next time I work in the garden, I will be extra careful if I find out that there is a hummingbird near me.

Share this useful information with friends and gardeners to protect Little Hummingbird!

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