Good news- the olive-backed sunbirds have left the nest safely! The two chicks flew away a few weeks ago, leaving the beautiful nest behind. We couldn’t catch it flying away, sadly- but I’m just so happy we saw them while nesting.
Just a few days before it left, I kept seeing Angel (the mother) taking a white piece from inside the nest. I found out that it was actually removing the poop from the two chicks! I caught on camera Angel taking the poop from the chick’s back, both on video and picture.
I really want to share more pictures of the feeding- so here are more shots of Angel feeding the hungry chicks:
Finally, here is a video which I have compiled that includes the feeding, the chicks waiting and the parents inspecting the nest, (and what I think is Angel flicking the ants of the nest and eating them):