Be sure to click on NEXT PAGEmat the bottom of each page; there are 5 pages in all. A lady found a hummingbird nest and got pictures all the way from the egg to leaving the nest. Took 24 days from birth to flight. Because you'll probably never in your lifetime see this again, enjoy; and please share.
A red-footed Falcon sits on a sign in Martha's Vineyard in this photo taken August 10, 2004. Until about two weeks ago the red-footed falcon, a bird of prey that breeds in eastern Europe and winters in the savannas of Africa, had never been seen in North America. But on August 8, 2004, Vernon Laux, an ornithologist on Martha's Vineyard, photographed what he thought was an exotic bird. Days later, Harvard University museum curatorial assistant Jeremiah Trimble identified the bird and, in the words of one local newspaper, 'turned the birding community in North America upside down.'
Madeline Mann is seen shortly after her birth in June 1989. Born at 27 weeks into her mother's pregnancy, she weighed just 9.9 ounces, less than any surviving baby in medical history. Next week, she enters high school as something even more extraordinary: an honors student who plays violin and likes to rollerblade. (AP Photo/A. Hayashi/Loyola University Health System