Friday, September 28, 2012

Another hummer

The female Antillean crested humming bird is quite plain looking when compared to the male who wears his crest like a king with his crown.
The eggs were the size of a lizard's egg.

The nest measures about 4cms in diameter with a depth around 3.5cms.
Yesterday I was walking by one of my mango trees when something caught my eye. I stopped and back peddled.  At first glance it looked like  a tree gall and on closer inspection I realized that it was a humming bird's nest with one tiny egg in it.  Hummers always lay two eggs so I looked around and saw a tiny female of the Antillean crested humming bird nearby.  The nest looked a bit different from the others I had seen before. It was so well camouflaged  that it looked like part of the tree.  I figured that she was not finished laying and I left. So today I went out to look for the nest and found the mother hummer sitting on the nest. She flew off as I got closer so I took a peek inside and there was another egg laid. A few years ago I did a post on another humming bird's nest I found in another mango tree. I will keep tabs on this nest and will keep you informed.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Garden blogger's bloom day September 2012

White Debdrobium flanked by busy lizzies add some colour  to this rack.
 Freshly cut ginger lilies welcome visitors to the house.
 Pink Pride of Barbados amongst the golden crinums
 Pink pride of Barbados (caesalpinia pulcherrima)
 Monarchs are back in the garden and this one just entered the world.
The evening sun through the trees.

Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's blooms day for September. This month has been  hot and on the dryish side with a few scattered showers over the island. My water bill for last month was $123.00 ($62.00USD)  the lowest I have seen for some time. The month before was $530.00 ($265.00 USD). I dread seeing it if it continues to be dry. There is still lots of moisture in the air as I can see heavy dew on the grass in the early morning, that has put a damper on cutting the grass in the morning. September is still an official hurricane month for us and we are still watching systems developing in the Atlantic. I have roof repairs to do and will probably start in another week or so, something I am not looking forward to.
To see more blooming gardens around the globe please go over to Carol at may dreams gardens. Have a great weekend my friends.