Years ago in Berkeley, Ca I had a hummingbird make a nest in a bush around my home. I enjoyed watching the mother care for her two tiny eggs and finally two tiny babies.
One night there was a severe storm! There was heavy wind and rain. I got up in the middle of the night to check on the litttle nest.
I saw the mother bird sitting on the nest with her beak pointing straight up and her little eyes closed and her wings spread over the top of the nest acting like an umbrella to allow the water to run off her and not go into nest.
The next morning was sunny and warm and the little family was fine.
I have never forgotton that brave little mother and how hard she worked to protect her tiny brood.
Do you have a story you would like to share? If so, write it up in a story format with your name and where you live and we can add it to the site so the rest of the World of Hummingbird .com members can enjoy as well.