Oh, Vickie, what did you start :)
But, really, thank you so for bringing Phoebe to our attention!!
Life's been crazy of late and I haven't had time to really finish a journal page. I began sketching this sweet Allens Hummingbird, on the 19th, using a light grey color pencil. Then on the 22nd, sketched the chicks and noted their amazing instinct of putting there butts up on the edge of the nest when they had a b.m.
I've seen parent birds clean nests of their babies bm's, but never witnessed newborns with these instincts. Perhaps it's because Mom basically is doing everything herself. Dad-o-Dad just mates and off he goes.
Today, I got tough with life and said enough! I'm at least going to paint today's sketch :) I put the web cam on pause and lost my self in sketching and painting her. The other sketches are done from the live webcam. Luckily Phoebe eventually sits in repeated poses :)