Hummingbirds are masters of disguise in nest building .... The female does all the building & weaves the most intricate beautiful tiny bubble that is about the size of 1/2 a golf ball. Inside is lined with the softest fur or plant fuzz she can find and threads of spider webs throughout give elasticity to the entire form (comes in handy when growing baby birds are expanding inside) The outside is decorated in local materials like mosses, lichen and plants that are seen growing in the tree she builds making it a perfectly camouflaged work of functional art!
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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