Hummingbird chicks in nest rest quietly with their short beaks closed and pointing into the air.
Downy gray feathers are visible on these two young Anna’s Hummingbird chicks. The chicks are still small enough for both of them to fit inside the nest. The black and white bits around the edge of the nest are droppings. As the chicks grow, the droppings accumulate, and the nest stretches at the rim. See the Hummingbird Nest post to see the condition of the nest after the chicks have fledged.