The hummingbird does not use a bird house or a nesting box, unlike many other species of birds. Does this come as a surprise to you? If so, are you now wondering about where the hummingbird does build its nest? This post will provide you with the answer.
The hummingbird’s nest is cup-shaped and usually built in trees and shrubs, although hummingbirds have also been known to build their nest in some rather unusual places such as along poles, clotheslines or wires to name a few. The important thing is to provide the hummingbirds with a safe and sheltered place, among native plants are known to attract the birds, in which the the hummingbird can build its nest.
Most hummingbird nests are made of lichens, moss and fragments of bark, bound together with strands of spider web and lined with soft downy plant material like cottonwood fluff. Nests are usually located in the droopy branches of a large spruce tree about 8 to 12 feet above the ground.