Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Something is wrong with the baby bird.

If you take a look at the photos on the link below, Mama feeds just hatched babies hours after hatching.

What we have here is one unhatched egg and one newborn that doesn't lift its head up like the babies in the photos posted in the link.

Mama Hummingbird just sits on her nest and doesn't attempt to feed the baby. Is the baby not healthy? Does Mama know its not healthy? It is still breathing but doesn't lift its head up. Is the egg not going to hatch because something went wrong? Is Mama sitting on the baby and not feeding it because she believes she needs to do this so the egg will hatch? So many questions.

All I know is Ray and I are very upset with Mama. We want Mama to at least attempt to feed baby. Ray did say tonight he thought he saw Mama sitting on the edge of the nest with her beak inside. Ray said that he did not see baby's head though. It's so hard to sit by and watch and know we are powerless.

Anyway, below is something Tina sent me on The Birth of a Hummingbird:


This is truly amazing. Be sure to click on NEXT PAGE
at the bottom of each page; there are 5 pages in all. A lady found
a hummingbird nest and got pictures all the way from the egg to
leaving the nest. Took 24 days from birth to flight. Because you'll
probably never in your lifetime see this again, enjoy; and please

1 comment:

Susan Lowery said...

There are so many questions.
Maybe Mama Hummingbird knows something that we don't and never will......