babies' eyes won't open until they are nine days old. They are uncoordinated,
and spend almost all their time resting at the bottom of the nest.
Q: What are at least two things that baby hummingbirds CAN do
as soon as they hatch out? (Answer
From the time they dry off, baby hummers can hold up their heads
and open their mouths to beg for food, and as soon as they swallow,
they can poop. Right now they're still pretty tired and weak,
but by tomorrow they'll start backing up a little so they can
poop over the nest rim. Even that little job is pretty hard work
at first! It's not much of a life, but by the time they're nine
days old and their eyes open, baby hummers are starting to learn
that there's a lot more to life!