Monday, February 2, 2009

Bird watching

This is what happens when we don't play in the backyard for a few days:  the hummingbirds decide that we don't live there anymore (except that Tom still fills the hummingbird feeder) and build a nest in the avocado tree (we harvested our last avocado a few weeks ago).

Lukas and Konrad and I were playing in the backyard this morning after Natalie went to school and after about 15 minutes, Lukas said, "There are bees over here."  Then I saw the hummingbird and heard it chirping.  It was chirping to warn us away.  Lukas kept saying, "There are bees," and I kept saying, "That's the hummingbird!"  After we went around and around three times, I had to stop and explain that the hummingbird's wings were flying so fast, it made the buzzing sound he thought was bees.

After we realized there was a nest, we stayed away from the avocado tree, but that was still too much for the hummingbird:  he kept chirping at us.  I don't know if they will stay and nest (if they don't already have eggs in the nest) after today.  I'll let you know what happens!

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow..how special. There nests are so tiny!

Kelly W.

Rachel M. said...

That is so neat! :)