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Where do hummingbirds go in the rain? February 16, 2012

Filed under: Animals,Environmental Education — explorergarden @ 5:59 am

The little hummingbird has been sitting on her nest in our Butterfly Bush for a week and a half now. Surely her eggs are ready to hatch! But tonight is a blustery night. We went out with a flashlight to see how she was faring, and there she sat, her eyes closed, her long beak pointed up slightly. She seemed to be shivering slightly — or maybe it was some tiny hatchlings underneath her feathers. A few leaves sheltered her head, but for the most part she was exposed to the elements, sleeping in the rain, fluffed up as much as she could fluff in her tiny nest, waiting out the storm.

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