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Sitting on a nest, well hidden and high off the ground, is about as safe as it gets. Miss birdy keeps the eggs warm if need be and keeps an eye out for predators but hungry animals aren’t the only issue. Nature itself is often grueling and hazardous. Take for instance the tiny hummingbird. Many build their nest fixed to some type of branch. The one in my video built hers on a rose-bush about three and a half feet off the ground. It had thick branches and long sharp thorns. It’s stature, small but tall and fairly secluded with a light amount of leaves giving the nest shade. The place was such that one might be a couple of steps away and not even notice it was there. The problem for this hummingbird came in the form of wind. High winds that stayed around for the better part of two days stripped leaves, bent branches, and forced mother bird to stay for most of this storm sitting in the nest to keep her two eggs from falling to destruction.