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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 !

1 week ago   ·  1
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Linda TackettShe sent it on its way!!!

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

7 days ago   ·  1
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Sharlene DesjardinsBeautiful family ❀

1 week 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!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Errai ZetaThis is so incredible 😍

7 days 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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Brenda Hoard, Miyuki Valerie Okada and 23 others like this

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

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

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

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

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

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Donna WalkerBeautiful video for so many reasons!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Maryjane Denningawsome

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Sandra South WilsonBeautiful video!!!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Dora DyerAmazing.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Cynthia Freed WingerLove it!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Leah WheelerAmazing video!❀️

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Karen DragoAnd she found the pinecones

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Kay SwansonI love my hummingbirds. They hang around all winter and are so much fun to watch.

2 weeks ago
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Kathryn F Hunt<3

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

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

2 weeks ago
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Gaye Wray LesinskiThank you for making this beautiful video!

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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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Stacy Campbell Soileau, Karen Colvin Hatcher and 23 others like this

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Nora HurdThis is the best video I've ever seen of Hummingbirds.

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

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Susan Maughmer TuttleSo special!

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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Miriam CotteSi beautiful, thanks πŸ™

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Marcia Anne PettyAmazing Must watch

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lisa Davidson Williamsthank you

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Charles DiehlFascinating video

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

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Brad ThontWhat a cool video.

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

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Andy Dang

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

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Shirley Harding HenryWow

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Teresa Rivadeneira VeraBelloooooooos

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

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

2 weeks ago
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Lee FletcherDrew

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

3 weeks 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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Shannon Beardsley Ealey, Marjorie Tweed-Brown and 23 others like this

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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.

4 weeks ago

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

3 weeks ago

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

4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

4 weeks 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!

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

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

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

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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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.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Betsy Luna

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Susan BakerThat was amazing to watch! Thx for posting it!!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Sandy VanJust beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lori MorellIt's amazing how far down their throats her beak goes!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Vicki LewisThanks Gail, loved it!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Faye Marie MillerLove this and shared it

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Sandra ByerlyThis is sweet!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Diane T. StoneThey are fascinating birds.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Mary WiseThank you loved it

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Debbie Jo Johnson EarlThank you. Stunning.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Alyssa PhillipsThe Lupine Lady (:

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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!

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

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

3 months ago   ·  1
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Colleen DobsonSo cute

3 months 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.

Frances Peregrine, Peggy Bojalad and 23 others like this

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

3 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. :)

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

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

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

4 months ago   ·  1
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Linda McKinneyLove humming birds

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

2 months ago
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Lana MahoneyIncredibly amazing photo. Thanks.

4 months ago
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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?!

4 months ago   ·  5
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Christine MiIt looks like a juvenile was either checking them out.

4 months ago
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Errai ZetaIncredible footage! Dang, that sucks :(

4 months ago   ·  3
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Michelle BullockWow what a bully she is! Who knew!?!

4 months ago
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Lorna RolphAmore 😍

4 months ago
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Gale JohnsonI love it Blondie

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

4 months ago
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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!

4 months ago
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Gayle Wayne Chamberlainlove my hummingbirds soon they will leave Ohio till next spring

4 months 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!

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

4 months ago
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Maria Beatriz Fleitas RiveroComparto,gracias.

4 months 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

4 months ago
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Lucie WarrenMy favorite bird !!!! <3

4 months ago
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Jasmine LiauneoLovely feathered friend!πŸ’–πŸ˜Š

4 months ago
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Rosario Gomes-ChaidezAawwe

4 months ago
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Caroline PichΓ© SauerSuch a cutie! πŸ’•

4 months 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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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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