Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hummingbirds are back at GEO

We are lucky to have another Anna’s hummingbird nest right outside our office in a stand of cedars. It is cold outside (mid-40s) but it does not seem to faze these soon to be parents. Anna’s hummingbirds are a west coast species whose name comes from a 19th century Italian duchess Anna De Belle Massena. The female builds the nest that is super camouflaged  and cares for the young. There are typically 1 or 2 eggs per nest, which is the case this year. The hummingbird eggs are roughly the size and shape of a small jellybean.