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Funky Hummingbird Nests

2013 April 26
by Seth Inman

I’d like to correct a gross understatement I included in my post Silky Nests in Funky Places. I mentioned, based on what I knew at the time, that over the past few years of the Funky Nests challenge we had received “photos of over a dozen hummingbird nests,” upon which Karen pointed out that we had in fact been sent “a lot, lot more.” So, in part to correct my previous miscalculation and mostly to share fantastic contributions by previous participants that display most or all of the nest traits I laid out in my first post, I’ve compiled the majority of our received hummingbird photos that haven’t already been shown recently on the blog.

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  1. Theresa permalink
    April 27, 2013

    Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Dee Lytle permalink
    April 27, 2013

    Great collections of Hummer nests! The only one we have found was on a fern leaf hanging right out in site next to a country road. They do an amazing job of building!

  3. Milanie permalink
    April 27, 2013

    These are absolutely amazing photos. I enjoyed each and every one of them. Thank you for taking time to post them!

  4. Denise permalink
    April 27, 2013

    I have one to add! How do I send it to you?

  5. Vicky permalink
    May 2, 2013

    I have one to add! How do I send it to you.

  6. Seth Inman permalink*
    May 3, 2013

    I’m glad everyone likes the pictures! I’m sorry for the late reply about sending new photos: you can go to and follow the instructions there to submit an entry to the Funky Nests in Funky Places Challenge; we can’t wait to see your additions!

  7. Meryle Ardagh permalink
    May 5, 2013

    I would like to the correct the credit for the photo of the hummer on the cactus – I did not take the photo – I submitted it – the photo was taken by Barry McNish.
    I love the others you have on your blog. I can’t believe how many there are perched on crazy items.
    Thanks for sharing

    • Seth Inman permalink*
      May 6, 2013

      Thanks Meryle, I’ve updated the photo credit!

  8. Don Dolga permalink
    May 14, 2013

    It’s truly amazing were these tiny birds will build a nest! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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