The babies are about 3 weeks old now. They’ve developed their characteristic cap and coloring. They’ve been moving around the nest box a lot, but when I open the door, they quickly huddle up at the back of the box. Mom and dad are super busy feeding all day. When one comes out the other usually goes in.
When are they going to fledge? I wouldn’t be surprised if they started leaving the nest box this weekend, but we’ll have to see.
I hope we get another clutch this year.
In the meantime we are enjoying the hummers coming to our feeders. We haven’t seen that many yet, but expect more as the weather warms.
We also keep an ear out for other babies. We found a nest of cardinals in a large bush. They’ve fledged now and they come around for their daily toilette in our birdbath.