Queen Anna has been quite absent from her throne lately. But still I have found her in the scope (by sheer magical timing) feeding (I think?) and then settling in at dusk.
I am not sure if she has another nest or where she goes for so long. I have yet to see the little thorny bills sticking up, awaiting an incoming meal. Not sure if there are little feathered nestlings. She's been feeding them for over a week. Not sure how long she can stay away once they have gotten some feathering. And if there's another nest, it seems they would need her warmth as well - especially if there are eggs. What's a Hummer Mama to do?
This is so different from the first nest we experienced with constant attention through fledging.
At least it's a precip free day - at least for now. I know she can handle most anything after a February fraught with a flurry of fierce weather.