Three years ago I found one. Two years ago I found three. Last year I didn't find any. They are made from spider webs and lichen, are usually no more than 10 feet above ground and are hard to spot. This is one I found two years ago. The lichen has lost it's color. The hummingbirds don't return to the same nest because the nests seem to fall apart through winter. I put a dime in it to give you an idea of the size.
No I never have.
Not since I was a chid. Actually, my grandma pointed it out to me. I love seeing nature up close .... Cocoons are also a favorite.
No but I watch a hummingbird nest on a nature cam. Their eggs are about the size of Tic Tacs.
Here's a link to that cam:
I've never found one but I love the hummingbirds! I could watch them all day! :)
Nope. And only saw one personally for the first time about a year ago. (And I'm 71).
If you are fortunate enough to find a hummingbird nest, it can be tempting to watch it closely to see the magical growth of the tiny family. Like all nesting birds, however, female hummingbirds can be shy and skittish, and may abandon nests if they do not feel secure. It is always best to keep your distance from a nest and enjoy it from afar rather than risk harming the nest or chicks by being too eager to see them.
Mountain man, I was looking for the full story I recently typed which answered your question but I can't track it down right now. Long story short, yes and it is very touching. A hummingbird made its nest right in front of our front door. She grew to trust us when ever we would come and go. We named her Nugget. Lol! Nugget had an egg and was very attentive to her egg. She never left it's side. After a few weeks we saw a tiny little beak peeking out of the nest. We got to watch Nugget feed Nugget Jr. But most days it was like Nugget ditched her kid. Further research we found out mother hummingbirds are never far away from her nest after her egg hatches. The mother watches her baby away from the nest so that if a predator sees her it's less likely to find her baby. One day when we all came home Nugget was at her nest and we got to witness Nugget Jr fly for the very first time. And he left the nest. I kid you not Nugget was so proud of her baby! She flew "happily" if you know what I mean. And then the nest was empty.
No but a friend of mine showed me what he had cupped in his hands....a hummingbird. He caught and then released it. I call him the hummingbird whisperer because he has done this twice now.