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Hummingbirds up close shared a memory.

One of my favourite photos from a few years ago.
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Here's a photo of SweetieBird and her chicks for you. She is getting ready to have another nest in my yard again.

One of my favourite photos from a few years ago.

Penny Shartzer Benton, Frances Peregrine and 23 others like this

Michelle BullockI love how detailed your pictures are. It is like you are right next to the nest!

1 month ago
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Brenda SandefurOh goody :D

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Hummingbirds up close shared a photo.

Thanks for this Iman.
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Just for fun for the up coming Christmas 😍 little πŸŽ…. You are welcome to share. Happy holidays everyone.

Thanks for this Iman.

Lori Cook, Carla Riley and 23 others like this

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Lewis MillerCute, but this looks like a finch to me, not a hummer.

1 month ago
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Helen RodriguezToo cute.. Thanks for the smile ☺ Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

1 month ago
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Jean Atchley HindmanPriceless

1 month ago
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Michelle BullockThat is awesome!

1 month ago
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Charlene CraigLorna Kirkham Hill this is cute

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Crystal, Jade and Ruby vs the Caterpillar
Crystal combats a caterpillar and raises her chicks, Jade and Ruby in this short film.
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Helen FakeLove watching them feed. :))) Thank you !

2 months ago   ·  1
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Linda TackettShe sent it on its way!!!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Ros MortonBeautiful. Thanks Faye .πŸ˜πŸ˜›πŸ’—πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

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Sharlene DesjardinsBeautiful family ❀

2 months ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockLove it!

1 month ago   ·  1
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Milaka Strand:) Move along, caterpillar! This nest is for hummy chicks only! It's been so damp here lately and to think that mama hummingbirds are busy building nests and keeping eggs. Amazing. <3 Wonderful video!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Errai ZetaThis is so incredible 😍

2 months ago   ·  1
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Sandy, Beach and Pebbles, A Hummingbird Family
Here is a short film about Sandy, Beach and Pebbles, An Anna's Hummingbird Family. Sandy nested right on the ocean shoreline in March. I wasn't sure they were going to make it.
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Cynda Western FeliniI love how you compiled this. I enjoyed watching the he videos all summer. This is a nice treat

2 months ago   ·  1
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Brenda Sandefurawe Miss seeing these , you made such pretty video's from egg to fledges lol <3

2 months ago   ·  1
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Sue GabriesheskiAbsolutely beautiful video! Loved it! Thanks for sharing.πŸ˜‰

2 months ago   ·  1
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Donna TyreeBeautiful footage, thanks for sharing! !!

2 months ago   ·  2
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Gerry KingAwesome video! Thanks for sharing it!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Ros MortonAwesome video. Thanks for sharing.πŸ’—πŸ’“πŸ’ž

2 months ago   ·  1
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Donna WalkerBeautiful video for so many reasons!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Maryjane Denningawsome

2 months ago   ·  1
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Sandra South WilsonBeautiful video!!!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Dora DyerAmazing.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Cynthia Freed WingerLove it!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Leah WheelerAmazing video!❀️

2 months ago   ·  1
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Karen DragoAnd she found the pinecones

2 months ago   ·  1
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George W. BancroftNancy E. Pfefer

2 months ago   ·  2
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Kay SwansonI love my hummingbirds. They hang around all winter and are so much fun to watch.

2 months ago
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Kathryn F Hunt<3

2 months ago
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Jeannie JonesI have missed your videos! Thanks for sharingπŸ’š

2 months ago
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Kare DobsLove hummers! <3 Amazing video! Thanks for sharing.

2 months ago
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Jade, Gem and Jewel
Here is a short film about Jade and her chicks, Gem and Jewel, an Anna's Hummingbird Family.
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Nora HurdThis is the best video I've ever seen of Hummingbirds.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Maria Eugenia RomeroLove it!! Thanks!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Susan Maughmer TuttleSo special!

2 months ago   ·  2
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Miriam CotteSi beautiful, thanks πŸ™

2 months ago   ·  1
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Marcia Anne PettyAmazing Must watch

2 months ago   ·  1
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Lisa Davidson Williamsthank you

2 months ago   ·  1
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Charles DiehlFascinating video

2 months ago   ·  1
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Nora HurdSOOOO SWEET ~~~~

2 months ago   ·  1
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Brad ThontWhat a cool video.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Dora DyerPut this on full screen. Very enjoyable.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Andy Dang

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Wendy Holmanat 2:19 Momma even tidies her nest :-)

2 months ago   ·  1
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Shirley Harding HenryWow

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Teresa Rivadeneira VeraBelloooooooos

2 months ago
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Penny Shartzer BentonPrecious, our Grandaughter shared that name

2 months ago
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Barbara MooreWhat a great video, we wouldn't get to see if you hadn't shared. Thank you!

2 months ago
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Lee FletcherDrew

2 months ago
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Milaka StrandWonderful, E.J.! A lovely compilation of a special family. <3

2 months ago
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Miss Rufous and Rusty
Here's a new short film of Miss Rufous raising her chick, Rusty.
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Kathy GriffithIt's amazing to see hummingbirds in the cold! That was sleet wasn't it? We've only got hummingbirds April - October here in Oklahoma.

2 months ago

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Becki Schleede-SylvesterThis is so AWESOME! What state was she in when this was filmed?

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Jane StraubSo Rusty was the only one she had? I saw another egg in the nest.

2 months ago

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Mernie Jones SenchukDid she push the unsuccessful egg out of the nest?

2 months ago

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Velma KrupnikMy last hummer her in Northern Indiana was spotted Oct. 28th. i am so grateful to see an hummer video that can inspire me. I count the days until late April when my lovely birds come back. I actually count he days.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Amy KnightWow! Great photography you really got up close, could even see the beak feeding the baby. always wondered how they nested. Now I know, thank you.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Linda Rosten EnyeartThe magic of life and a mother' s love is unstoppable ❀️

2 months ago   ·  2
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Becky SkinnerSimply breathtaking!! Thank you for sharing on a dark gloomy autumn night!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Bonnie FroelickSo fascinating watching the mother bird from building her nest to raising her young. Amazing.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Sylvia GoodmanGreat seeing it up close....devoted mother feeding her chick...sweet!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockYou are so talented and capture some of the most precious moments. This video is awesome! Thank you for sharing your gift!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Patricia Davis ButlerLove this video, these little birds are fascinating to watch

2 months ago   ·  1
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Barb Smith/wow that was hail! Tough mama! So awesome thanks for sharing!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Tammy GieseWas this a Rufous nest on Vancouver Island? Great footage! Thank you :)

2 months ago   ·  1
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Susan BakerThat was amazing to watch! Thx for posting it!!

2 months ago   ·  2
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Sandy VanJust beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

2 months ago   ·  2
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Betsy Luna

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Lori MorellIt's amazing how far down their throats her beak goes!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Vicki LewisThanks Gail, loved it!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Faye Marie MillerLove this and shared it

2 months ago   ·  1
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Sandra ByerlyThis is sweet!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Diane T. StoneThey are fascinating birds.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Mary WiseThank you loved it

2 months ago   ·  1
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Debbie Jo Johnson EarlThank you. Stunning.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Alyssa PhillipsThe Lupine Lady (:

2 months ago   ·  1
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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.

April Griffin, Lourdes Gutierrez and 23 others like this

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

4 months ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockThat is amazing footage! The babies are SO little.

4 months ago   ·  1
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Dixie Foggfinally saw the little ones..

4 months ago   ·  1
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Colleen DobsonSo cute

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Cris Howard

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Jesse James FilbrandtCute humming birds

4 months ago
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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 Annas Hummingbird, watches over her territory.

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

5 months ago
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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.

Karen Beistel, Luis Antonio Aguilar Palomino and 23 others like this

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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. :)

5 months ago   ·  2
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Dorothy WinnettSo beautiful & amazing, Thank you for sharing β™₯β™₯β™₯

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

5 months ago   ·  2
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Christine MiSweetiebird is the most memorable hummingbirds to me.

5 months ago   ·  1
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Linda McKinneyLove humming birds

5 months ago   ·  1
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Wayne Tideso special so perfect!!

3 months ago
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Lana MahoneyIncredibly amazing photo. Thanks.

5 months ago
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Cherry, an Annas Hummingbird, watches over her nest.


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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!Β 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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