This spring a humming bird made her nest in our courtyard, right on the light strand we have hung.
She laid eggs and hatched 3 baby birds. It was so fun to watch the whole process. The kids were really fascinated with their development. Ben would lift each kid up to peek in occasionally when the mommy bird was out gathering food. She was a pretty fierce protector!
Here's the growing babies right before they flew the coop. As a child we had a family of birds that made their home on our porch light every year. Hopefully we'll get to see our humming bird friends again.