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Teperature Near Nesting Site Important

Even within nature it is a mother’s instinct to want to protect their young.  While any parent certainly has this instinct, it is especially strong in mom’s.  That’s why I know for certain that my mom would have found this post particularly interesting and I hope you will also.

Have you ever wondered what is the most important consideration to a female hummingbird when selecting a nesting site?  Well, wonder no more because here you will discover the answer. 

The female hummingbird will choose to nest in a geographical area in which the temperatures will remain at 96 degrees F or less throughout the nesting cycle.  The reason for this is to help enure the safety of the embryos.  If the tempure were to remain higher then 96 degrees for several hours or days it would "cook" the embryos thus killing them.

 

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