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Anna's Hummingbird chicks in the nest.
Here's a close look at the chicks as they get bigger in the nest.
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How old are they at this stage?

Jet has to go...
Ever wonder where a baby hummingbird goes to poop? Wonder no more...
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Jenny and the Jets
Hey, Jenny's chicks hatched! Jenny is an Anna's Hummingbird in Victoria, BC. Her chicks are just a couple of days old.
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1 month ago

Hummingbirds up close

This from a few years ago. I'm happy to report that the guy behind the camera ( Mark MacEwen ) was honoured this last weekend and received awards for himself and his colleagues who worked on the BBC Planet Earth series. Well done Mark!

Hummingbirds up close
Working with the BBC in Alaska and these guys have some serious cameras! It's a big production for a little bird, but what a bird!
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Ivy enjoys a quiet moment in Hummingbird Hills. ... See MoreSee Less

Ivy enjoys a quiet moment in Hummingbird Hills.

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How old would Ivy be now? I'm curious because our yard provides habitat for hummingbirds, and we have "regulars" that we can ID and even call and they will come, but sometimes I wonder if one might be an offspring of our favored "pet" Buzzy.

Still waiting for my hummers to show up! 🙂

Twist watches me through the leaves with Vine looking on. ... See MoreSee Less

Twist watches me through the leaves with Vine looking on.

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🌿💮 pretty bird 💮🌿

Twist gets a visit from Ivy after fledging.
Twist gets a visit from Ivy after fledging. Twist is sitting on a branch about 10 feet from the nest.
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The KIDS are growing up ~~~

Twist and Vine can almost fly!
Twist and Vine like to flap around after they have a good feed.
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That looks like a male feeding them, with the red spots on the throat. Is it??

How do the get the parent long beak in throat and not get hurt 😕

So much hulabaloo!

Working those wings getting ready to take off, happy lifeTwist & Vine ♥

2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Jane Doe and Mr Nut followed me around Hummingbird Hills the other day. ... See MoreSee Less

Jane Doe and Mr Nut followed me around Hummingbird Hills the other day.

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Wow, no matter what you take a picture of, it comes out awesome!.

Mr.Nut!!!!🤣

I don't like squirrels. They raid nests

2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Jenny has a couple of eggs not far from Ivy. ... See MoreSee Less

Jenny has a couple of eggs not far from Ivy.


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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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