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Hummingbirds up close shared a memory.

Hummingbirds up close
An Anna's Hummingbird and her new chicks.
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Here's a closer look.

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Cynda Western FeliniYou can't even tell it is a nest till the little head pops up!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockThat is amazing footage! The babies are SO little.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Dixie Foggfinally saw the little ones..

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Colleen DobsonSo cute

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Cris Howard

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Jesse James FilbrandtCute humming birds

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Hummingbirds up close added 6 new photos to the album: Romeo meets Juliet.

Romeo was calling all day and Juliet finally showed up.
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Romeo was calling all day and Juliet finally showed up.

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Cherry, an Anna's Hummingbird, watches over her territory. ... See MoreSee Less

Cherry, an Annas Hummingbird, watches over her territory.

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Milaka StrandI've been wondering about Cherry! Thank you for posting this! <3

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Hummingbirds up close shared their video.

Hummingbirds up close
One from the archives.
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Just because I can, here's Chip and Chirp being fed by Sweetiebird last year.

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Mary Kathleen CaustonThis was the first video I'd ever seen of beloved humming birds. I was so inspired! Thank you for sharing it again. :)

1 month ago   ·  2
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Dorothy WinnettSo beautiful & amazing, Thank you for sharing ♥♥♥

1 month ago   ·  2
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Brenda SandefurAwe gosh! her babies are beautiful ..as well as her!!!!!! <3 <3

1 month ago   ·  2
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Christine MiSweetiebird is the most memorable hummingbirds to me.

1 month ago   ·  1
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Linda McKinneyLove humming birds

1 month ago   ·  1
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Lana MahoneyIncredibly amazing photo. Thanks.

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Cherry, an Anna's Hummingbird, watches over her nest. ... See MoreSee Less

Cherry, an Annas Hummingbird, watches over her nest.

Peach and Cobbler harassed in the nest.
Here is Peach and Cobbler get harassed by another female while still in the nest.
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Candace WareYeesh, life's lessons start early in hummingbird world, don't they?!

1 month ago   ·  5
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Christine MiIt looks like a juvenile was either checking them out.

1 month ago
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Errai ZetaIncredible footage! Dang, that sucks :(

1 month ago   ·  3
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Michelle BullockWow what a bully she is! Who knew!?!

1 month ago
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Lorna RolphAmore 😍

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Faye Marie MillerThey knew their mama for sure never opened their mouth for that one at all.

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Saw this sweet chick hanging out in Hummingbird Hills. ... See MoreSee Less

Saw this sweet chick hanging out in Hummingbird Hills.

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Phyllis WebsterHow I love humming birds. Our feeder if being used by two adults right now. I hope one is from the nest we watched very close up last summer!

1 month ago
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Gayle Wayne Chamberlainlove my hummingbirds soon they will leave Ohio till next spring

1 month ago
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Lucie WarrenMy favorite bird !!!! <3

1 month ago
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Michelle BullockThank you much for sharing! Nice to see your awesome pics and video once more! Missed ya! Hope all is well!

1 month ago
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Diane KirbyI have so many hummers right now, can't keep the feeders filled. Love them !!!

1 month ago
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Maria Beatriz Fleitas RiveroComparto,gracias.

1 month ago
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Milaka StrandI love hummer kids! They're so curious, exploring every bloom and leaf in their search for food. They always seem surprised to find what a feeder actually does. <3 Adorable picture. I love how you always seem to capture their minute feet. <3

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Jasmine LiauneoLovely feathered friend!💖😊

1 month ago
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Rosario Gomes-ChaidezAawwe

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Caroline Piché SauerSuch a cutie! 💕

1 month ago
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Cheryl-Ann WebsterPhyllis Webster I think you will love this sweetie.

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Richard PurserSusie Purser

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Hummingbirds up close shared NestWatch - Cornell Lab of Ornithology's photo.

The official announcement. Yahoo! It's nice to win. Thanks to those of you who voted for my photos.
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This sweet Anna's Hummingbird sitting on her well-camouflaged nest won the Home Tweet Home Judges' Choice award and the Nests & Eggs category award. Congratulations to Eric Pittman who snapped this gorgeous photo in Victoria, British Columbia! See all the award winners and honorable mentions @ bit.ly/HTHWinners. Eric will be getting a fabulous nest box with a pre-installed nest cam and cable from Spy On A Bird, plus other great prizes from the Cornell Lab.

The official announcement. Yahoo! Its nice to win. Thanks to those of you who voted for my photos.

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Kitty BeaudryBeautiful! Love her beautiful nest too!

1 month ago
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Hummingbird chick sings softly. Turn up your volume.
Here is something interesting, A week out of the nest this hummingbird chick is singing really softly. It stops when Mom speaks up from another perch. I have never seen that before.
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Sally GuraI've only heard one sing one time, and he sang his heart out. It was in California about 2006 on vacation. I didn't even know they could.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Debbie Conarroe DavisThat's really neat!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Milaka StrandThat's amazing!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Deneen KvetonLove this.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Sue GabriesheskiHappy! Cute!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Jeri WeltyI don't think I heard it singing -- there were other birds singing. I heard the scolding noise probably from the mom.

2 months ago
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Cobbler gets attacked!
Cobbler gets attacked!
The neighbour's Mom doesn't like where Cobbler is sitting. She figures he ought to give her little one a bit more space. Her chick is sitting about 4 ft away in the bush.
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Hummingbirds up closeCobbler is OK, he just moved a bit further away.

2 months ago   ·  5

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Michelle BullockPoor Cobbler! They can be so aggressive with each other around the feeder. I had no idea that a Mom would be this aggressive towards a young one. Hope Cobbler is OK!

2 months ago   ·  2
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Brenda Sandefuroh my goodness. that was so mean.. Cobbler didn't know any meanness till this moment.. and so it begins! LIFE..innocence gone in that very moment. :(

2 months ago   ·  3
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Errai ZetaOh my god! Is Cobbler okay?! Couldn't tell 😱 can they even fly yet?

2 months ago   ·  1
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Amanda LowmanPoor Cobbler

2 months ago   ·  1
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Janelle Pickett SartainShe's a bitch!

2 months ago   ·  2
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Lisa Marie EdwardsWhat a grump!!!!!!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Nicole Baccus RosalezHope she's okay!!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Jeri WeltyWelcome to the jungle!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Jackie HiebertWow.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Kellie TrippOh no!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Kitty BeaudryOh no....scary!!

1 month ago
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Milaka Strandoh, no! Poor little Cobbler! :( I hope he's ok and can find a safe place to grow up and defend himself.

2 months ago
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Cobbler's friend getting fed
This is Cobbler's neighbor getting fed. Cobbler is sitting a few branches away.
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Milaka StrandFuzzy britches! <3

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Cobbler and Friend
Cobbler has a nap near the neighbor chick. They don't seem too stressed about each other.
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Milaka StrandI think as long as Cherry (mama) keeps feeding him, he'll feel fine about his little neighbor. Now, how mama feels is another story! ;)

2 months ago   ·  1
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Ginger KleinHummer baby nap time. 💤

2 months ago   ·  2
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Gayle Wayne Chamberlainthis is amazing

2 months ago
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Jeannie JonesThanks for sharing🌺

2 months ago
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Linda PoundersWhen do you quit feeding hum birds

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I just got back from Alaska where I was helping a BBC Wildlife film crew find and film hummingbirds. It was a great adventure and I learned a lot! This website happened because I had a very prolific hummingbird in my yard. My wife and I called her Sweetiebird and she has had six generations of chicks in our yard. I filmed the last four generations in HD video and learned a lot about hummingbirds. Since then, it’s become a passion of mine. I have been a photographer all my life and I love photographing these birds. The HD video is really a great way to see them. The image quality is stunning and the process of watching the birth and growth of these hummingbird chicks is fascinating and beautiful. A large part of the joy is watching the day by day growth of the chicks and then the anticipation of flight. Sweetiebird has since passed on but has been replaced by Flower. As well as filming the birds in my yard, I watch the hummingbirds in a small bit of protected forest near my home called Hummingbird Hills. I have filmed about 60 hummingbird nests from egg to flight now and have gathered amazing information about the little birds – where and when they nest, the mortality rate, and even some of their social structure. Each nest is different and fascinating and I have been able to film some very interesting sequences. The pursuit of hummingbirds has become a passion for me and I look forward to each day with a camera when I am able to have a peek into their tiny, private world.

I also have a Facebook page which you can find by clicking on the link and you can see some of the drama that goes on as I watch these birds. Sometimes birds get their nests upset, or fall prey to other forces of nature. These are wild birds and things do not always go as planned. When I find a distressed bird or nest, I take it to Wild ARC, which is it’s best hope. They do amazing work out there, and if you want to help wild birds and animals, please donate to Wild ARC. They do a great job of saving wild birds and animals that would otherwise be left to suffer and die. They have helped me several times when I needed assistance for hummingbirds and other animals.

If you like what we have to offer, please consider a donation to help keep the site running and more filming coming!





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