From the Department of Awesomely Tiny Wonders comes this photo, recently shared on Reddit, of a hummingbird’s nest with a human hand and a US quarter coin included for size comparison.
Once you get over just how gigantic that hand looks, take a good long look at the nest and the quarter. Hummingbirds are among the smallest birds in existence and their nests are so small and well-camouflaged, it’s amazing that people are able to spot them in a tree.
Many hummingbird species use spiderwebs to build their nests, which makes for snug little cup-shaped nests that are able to expand as the baby hummingbirds grow. Cozy and awesome.
[via io9]

From the Department of Awesomely Tiny Wonders comes this photo, recently shared on Reddit, of a hummingbird’s nest with a human hand and a US quarter coin included for size comparison.

Once you get over just how gigantic that hand looks, take a good long look at the nest and the quarter. Hummingbirds are among the smallest birds in existence and their nests are so small and well-camouflaged, it’s amazing that people are able to spot them in a tree.

Many hummingbird species use spiderwebs to build their nests, which makes for snug little cup-shaped nests that are able to expand as the baby hummingbirds grow. Cozy and awesome.

[via io9]