Just early this week, I found out that the 2nd batch of eggs have hatched. I took a peek into the nest, while perching precariously on the stool to reach the top of the clothesline.
Last week I found out that the mummy sunbird had already laid the eggs. Really tiny ones, like the size of my pinky nail. So I shouldn't have been surprised that the babies that came out were equally small.
But what left me staring into the nest were that they were orange in colour! I would have expected something like pale skin colour or brownish, closer to the colour of the adult.
In the furless orange colour, they looked like 2 micro roasted chicken. Just imagine a full size oven-glazed chicken, and shrink that 1000 times. So small you can pop them into your mouth like a pill.
Since it's a hanging pouch-like nest, it was quite difficult to try to get a picture of the birds inside. Unless I shrink my camera to micro size too.
Just today I visited the nest again, and was surprised they'd grown quite significantly. I'm guessing they double their size every day. I didn't know feeding on nectar can do such wonders.
No more micro roasted chicken, now they're growing a bit of dark fur and is probably the size of my thumb. They look like they can't open their eyes yet, so when I go near, they can't really see me! >.<