Skip to main content

Early Nesting of the Anna Hummingbird in Altadena, California

Authors:
Walter I. Allen
Journal:
Condor
Volume:
44
Issue:
3 (May-June)
Year:
1942
Pages:
129
Section:
From Field and Study
Online Text:

Early Nesting of the Anna Hummingbird in Altadena, California.-On December 11, 1941, I found the nest of an Anna Hummingbird under construction; it was about one-quarter built. On December 17 the nest was apparently completed but contained no eggs. I did not examine the nest again until January 15, when I found two young birds in it. On January 15 I found a second nest which contained two young birds apparently more developed than those in the first nest.

These birds have survived frost, rain, and wind. On January 22, both broods of young seemed to be prospering.-WALTER I. ALLEN, Altadena, California, January 22, 1942. 

Advanced Search