We found a hummingbird nest!

From doing a little research, my husband and I found out hummingbirds use spider silk to build their nests. The silk stretches as the babies grow. There are 2 babies in this one, we think. The nest is probably a little smaller than a baseball. Pretty cool to watch!
Not sure if it's mom and baby or 2 babies.
They were taking turns cleaning each other.
Tail feathers.
The babies head and long beak.

Top Hometalk Projects

The 15 Coolest Ways to Reuse Pipes in Your Home Decor
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
31 Super Cute & Easy DIY Ideas For Your Kitchen
16 Brilliant Wire Basket Hacks Everyone's Doing Right Now
15 Pieces Of Furniture That DIYers Built From Scratch
17 Faux Brick Ideas For Your Home
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
Creative Parents Share These Brilliant Kids' Project Ideas
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
If Your Stairway Walls Are Empty, Here Are 25 Ways To Change Them Now!
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
30 Brilliant Things You Can Make From Cheap Thrift Store Finds!
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 13 comments
  • Nsitzlar
    on Oct 2, 2012

    You are so lucky I have been looking for nest but have not found one yet.

  • Sue Kiene
    on Sep 15, 2016

    I love to watch the hummers but have never seen a nest either. Lucky you!!! I have 2 hummingbird feeders out even with all my flowers and am considering adding a 3rd next year. With the drought that we have had this year, I added another water source for the birds, making 3. With the birds water sources drying up I think it is important to make sure that they have plenty. I water so it is easy to refill the birdbaths etc. daily sometimes twice

Your comment...