First Fledged Meal
Photo and caption by cita scott
This baby broad-billed hummingbird landed on a jasmine vine after its first solo flight from its nest, looked around, wobbled, regained balance, preened--then awaited its mother, who alighted, ready to feed. This image captures their moment of connection, beak to beak. The light & foliage bathed everything in blue green--even the mother's beak, which is normally red.
Location: Tucon, Az USA