For the last four or five years we have been feeding a bouquet of hummingbirds and yes that is your trivia for today, a bouquet!
Anyway this spring as we sat on the porch with those little hummers humming around us we noticed one take off and land in our Monkey Puzzle tree.
Then he hopped deeper into the branches and fed his mate who was sitting on a golf ball sized nest. I thought what a perfect fortress of protection. The nest was just sitting on top of one of the prickly branches and nothing can get to it.
Today we put the ladder up and removed the nest as they typically only use the nest once and the weather will soon destroy it. It will look really cool in my museum case.