Once upon a time … (on Mar 25) … we spied a lovely little hummingbird lady on a nest right outside our front window. And she sat and she sat and she sat … on her two tiny eggs, until she hatched two very tiny babies (Apr2) – two very tiny, very hungry little babies. And she fed them and fed them and fed them. And she fluffed them. And cleaned them. And little by little they grew (Apr7 - next three pics below).
Until, sadly, on Apr12, a bigger [bad] bird stole away the babies. And we were very sad. (By the way, all the chicken wire you see was our attempt to stave off this kind of a bigger bird encounter. Darwinists, we are not.)
On Apr30, Mama came back and laid just one egg. May2, she laid a second egg.
And now she sits and sits and sits. And we wait. And watch. And hope for a happier ending.
Oh, and Mama lets me come much closer now. Happy sigh.