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Anna’s Hummingbird Filmed Nesting for First Time in Big Bend

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In a nest barely the size of a golf ball, an Anna’s hummingbird has two healthy chicks almost ready to leave the nest. This is the first time these birds have ever been seen nesting in Big Bend.

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- [Narrator] Not far away, in a nest barely the size of a golf ball, this Anna's hummingbird has two healthy chicks, almost ready to leave the nest.

(wings flapping) This is unique footage, the first time these birds have ever been seen nesting in Big Bend.

Though the chicks hatched barely two weeks ago, they've already grown most of their adult feathers.

They're keen to leave their tiny home, but their first attempts at freedom can be a little clumsy, and dangerous.

(wings flapping) If this chick falls to the ground, its life is over.

(wings flapping) (bird chirping) There's little the panicked mother can do.

(wings flapping) After five agonizing minutes, the youngster is back where it should be, hopefully with a lesson learned.