Baby Hummingbird Video
by Jim White
This "Baby Hummingbird Video" is special because we get a chance to see the innocence of youth.
When baby hummingbirds first come to feeders they are not yet adapt with fear, caution, and skepticism to our presence.
(Technically, babies in the nest can't fly, these are juvenile hummingbirds when they first leave the nest and visit our feeders.)
They are a little wary but will tolerate us being close to a hummingbird feeder.
Soon, though they will experience the buzz and warning dives of the dominant male, shooing them away from their guarded feeders.
The young ruby-throated males do not yet have their gorgeous, iridescent red gorget.
Some may show a few red throat feathers at their neck by summer's end.
They will develop their adult male plumage during their first tropical winter season.