Anna’s Hummingbird Eggs
Two Anna’s Hummingbird eggs are visible in the reflection of a small mirror held above the nest. This picture shows the lined interior of the nest.
These hummingbird eggs are about the size of very small jelly beans. Think Jelly Belly size. Each egg is about 1/2 inch by 1/3 inch (1.3 cm by 0.8 cm) . The eggs are plain white in color.
A hummingbird nest is constructed by the female hummingbird on her own. She uses plant materials, spider webs, and her own downy feathers. This nest was less than 2 inches (5 cm) across at the top.
We discovered the nest in our yard in January 2012. It was used by a female Anna’s Hummingbird for at least two broods of two chicks each. We watched the first set of chicks through February, with the chicks leaving the nest in late February.
The hummingbird eggs pictured here were the second brood in this nest. This batch was laid in April and hatched in late April. The hummingbird chicks fledged from the nest in late May 2012.