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I am interested in the eggs of hummingbirds. We ate at the YMCA of the Ozarks today and they have large hummingbird feeders at every window of the dining room. There were 100's of birds fighting for the feeders. Then we started wondering about nests and eggs. So that is my question?



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I have seen a hummingbird's nest. It was not a nest at all but the eggs were so small that the female layed and incubated them on a slit on the top surface of a tree limb. The eggs were whitish and a little bigger than a garden pea.

Steve Sample
York High School
Elmhurst, Illinois



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