Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Faith—the Ruby-throated Hummingbird Warming Her Babies

Faith—the Ruby-throated Hummingbird Warming Her Babies 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 

I am so excited to introduce everyone to Faith, a momma ruby-throated hummingbird, at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. Wow, what a day it has been! I was able to video Faith, our ruby-throated hummingbird, flying up to her nest and then feeding her babies. The babies are tiny right now but they can be seen on the video a little as she feeds them. 

A little background story: I researched and designed the Hummingbird Trail at the State botanical Garden of Georgia which opened in 2014. Friday, I spoke to a group of people about hummingbirds for Friends First Friday. When the presentation was over, I took a group of people out to view the Hummingbird Trail. A hummingbird hovering in the tree greeted us. One of the attendees noticed her lay on her nest.

Today, I met with the Lee and A.J. from the Athens Banner-Herald. An article will be in the paper June 10, 2015. While we were there, quite a few people were coming out to see Faith. The word is getting around!

I took my camera and video taped her flying to the nest then feeding her babies. I am also posting a video of her sitting on her nest keeping the babies warm. Hopefully, I will be videotaping her a lot. Stay tuned:)

I will also be posting photographs of the babies when they get big enough. Follow and "like" my Facebook photography page to see those photos!

My YouTube video of Faith feeding her babies. 

Location: The Hummingbird Trail at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

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