Take a break from exams and studying to watch the progress of a hummingbird chick - from egg-laying to flight 24 days later. Five pages of photos in all, it takes just a few minutes to witness the marvelous progression. It's a treat!
Birth of a hummingbird. Oso Flaco Dunes Nature Preserve, on the central coast of California.
A slightly different sequence of photos of Allen Hummingbird chicks by the same photographer (Vel), dated February 2004, is accessible from the Windstar Wildlife Institute Gallery.