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10 Adorable Pictures of Baby Hummingbirds

If you've ever wondered what a baby hummingbird looks like, check out these cute photos of tiny hummingbird chicks.

Hummingbird chicks in nestCourtesy Melissa Cheatwood

Twin Baby Hummingbirds

Melissa Cheatwood of Bertram, Texas, says, “This black-chinned hummingbird family nested near our house in Texas Hill Country. The nest was the size of a small espresso cup and the eggs looked like jelly beans.” Find out everything you need to know about hummingbird nests.

Hummingbird nestCourtesy Willie Powell

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Chicks

Willie Powell of Maceo, Kentucky, writes, “This nest was in a maple tree in my friend’s front yard. I felt so fortunate to see these baby hummingbirds.” Discover fascinating facts about ruby-throated hummingbirds.

Hummingbird nestCourtesy Sally Harris

Feeding Time

“It’s hard to imagine just how small a Rufous hummingbird nest is until you see one for yourself!” says Sally Harris. “I took this photo in Sequim, Washington, with my Nikon D7500. Just 12 days later, the two babies took flight.” Learn more about female hummingbirds.

Baby ruby-throated hummingbirdCourtesy Linda Schoenherr

Hummingbird Fledgling

“This is a baby ruby-throated hummingbird,” says Linda Schoenherr. “My dog and I were in the front yard when she pointed it out to me. We have a lot of adult hummingbirds in our yard, but I never expected to be so close to a baby.”

Hummingbird feeding chickCourtesy Wm Erik Voss

Open Wide

“I photographed breakfast time for a fledgling Allen’s hummingbird in the horticulture department at Fullerton College,” says Wm Erik Voss. Follow these proven tips to take spectacular hummingbird photos.

Baby hummingbird in nestCourtesy Elsie Jones

Hummingbird Nest

Hummingbird nestCOurtesy Anne Winder Steed

Just Hatched Hummingbird

“An Anna’s hummingbird built a nest in a tree in our front yard,” says Anne Winder-Steed. “In this image, the hatchling is no more than two days old. We rarely get to see these special birds up close like this.” Discover the heartwarming story that happened when a birder found a hummingbird nest.

Hummingbird nestCourtesy Audrey Carroll

Little Hummingbird Chick

Audrey Carroll shared this photo of a hummingbird nest in her backyard in Kalispell, Montana. She says she loves watching hummingbirds drink from her feeder. You need to see these stunning hummingbird photos.

Hummingbird nestCourtesy Nancy Marshall

Me First, Mom!

“I captured this image of a female ruby-throated hummingbird feeding her hungry chicks in Chatham, Massachusetts,” says Nancy Marshall. Psst—these hummingbird gifts are perfect for every occasion.

Baby hummingbirds in nestCourtesy Alyssa Popp

Peeking Out

“I took this photo of a hummingbird nest with two babies on summer vacation in Highland, Michigan,” says Alyssa Popp. Learn how to make a DIY hummingbird feeder.

Lori Vanover
Lori Vanover is the senior digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She has a bachelor's degree in agricultural and environmental communications from the University of Illinois. Lori enjoys growing vegetables and flowers for pollinators in her backyard gardens. She also is an avid bird-watcher.

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