Have you ever had the enjoyment of observing a mommy hummingbird caring for her babies in their nest? As I write this, we have a mommy hummingbird who has built her tiny nest in the wind spinner hanging from our covered patio. That little nest spins gently whenever we get a breeze. It also spins a little faster when the wind picks up!
The process of raising baby hummingbirds is not easy, and it is messy! Mommy not only must feed her babies, but she must also clean up after them. Their living quarters are small, so the babies learn to poop on the edges of the nest. But, those poops can’t stay there either. Mommy hummingbird flings them over the side! It is as if she says, “Fore!”, and uses her long beak as a golf club and hits those “balls” as far and as long as she can! Many are splattered randomly on the wind spinner itself! Many have found their way onto a patio chair cushion looking like a multitude of polka dots randomly placed! Others are on the concrete below and are easily washed off! The babies are growing well and soon their nesting time will come to an end! A change is coming! They will learn to fly and live as God has intended their lives to be!