Dear Mom

Hummingbirds Lay Their Eggs on Different Days!

I just recently discoved something absolutely amazing about female hummingbirds.  They lay their eggs on different days rather then minutes or hours apart!  Did you know this?  I did not know this until doing some reasearch recently on the subeject of hummingbirds.  This is the type of interesting and usual information about hummingbirds that I would have enjoyed sharing with my mom if she were still alive today, so I wanted to share it with you, my readers.

During a breading season, a female hummingbird can have two broods in a season.  Although rare, a thrid is not unheard of and can occur.  Usually, the female will lay two eggs each time.  Normally, the eggs are laid in the morning.  Surprisingly, these eggs aren’t born on the same day!  There is usually one to two days between the laying of each egg! 

How about it ladies, could you go for that long if you were having twins, tripplets, or other multiple births?  Even though I myself have never before expecienced the joy of giving birth, I would bet not.  This amazing bird truly fascinates me and I never cease to be amazed by it and this instance is no different.  In fact, I am now even more awed by this tiny bird because of this very surprising discovery.  How about you?

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