Home

 2016Hbirdslider2

2 days ago

Hummingbirds up close

Ocean is back on her nest but I'm afraid the damage is done. I expect the snow affected her eggs. The snow covered her eggs for more then a few hours. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

Ocean is back on her nest but Im afraid the damage is done. I expect the snow affected her eggs. The snow covered her eggs for more then a few hours. Annas Hummingbird, Victoria, BC.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

There is always hope!

I am wondering if she would even sit on them if they aren't going to hatch. My robin didn't. She built another nest higher in the tree and removed the old eggs even from the first nest. Not certain if hummers would do the same.

Yes there is always hope❤️

Does anyone know how many days she'll sit on dead eggs before she tries again?

I wish I had been there to uncover them 😢poor baby 💐

Do you have any idea how long would she sit on them before giving up if the eggs have been damaged?

I have thought that with my hens, and duck eggs. But they did hatch. Hopefully hers will

I was wondering if she would lose her eggs 😞

She's still hoping !!! <3

Awe poor baby☹

Amazing Life

+ View previous comments

2 days ago

Hummingbirds up close

What a difference a day makes! Jenny is basking in the sun again. Almost all the snow melted today. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC, Feb 22, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

What a difference a day makes! Jenny is basking in the sun again. Almost all the snow melted today. Annas Hummingbird, Victoria, BC, Feb 22, 2018Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Glad to hear she is o.k. She seems to have handled her problems very well. saw 2 small Cardinals today..last years babies so maybe spring is coming?

Beautiful

How do you think her eggs fared?

👏👏👏

2 days ago

Hummingbirds up close

Ocean wasn't so lucky last night. Her nest was covered in snow this morning and she was trying to uncover it. Go to my FB page to see a short video of her trying to get the snow off her nest. ... See MoreSee Less

Ocean wasnt so lucky last night. Her nest was covered in snow this morning and she was trying to uncover it. Go to my FB page to see a short video of her trying to get the snow off her nest.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Are her eggs okay?

Glad she made it! ❤️

Beautiful

Wonderful photos. Glad she's still with us <3

Ocean wasn't so lucky last night. The snow covered her nest and she was unable to keep it clear to protect her eggs. Here she is trying to get the snow off the nest. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. Feb 22, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

oh I hope she is successful Eric .. you will let us know?

I wonder if she slept on the nest?? Or it snowed during the night?

Does this mean her eggs didn't survive?

this is so sad hard to watch her fight for her nest

Bless her heart. Hope her & her eggs survive that awful cold.

I am so sad about the nest, but so glad she survived <3

So sad, they are such strong little characters

Can you help her; or is it too late?

Praying for this sweet mama

Poor baby!

❤️

😞

Aww...😢

+ View previous comments

2 days ago

Hummingbirds up close

The good news is that Jenny made it through the night while keeping her eggs warm. It looks like she made kind of a hummingbird igloo by melting with body heat and poking away at the snow all night. ... See MoreSee Less

The good news is that Jenny made it through the night while keeping her eggs warm. It looks like she made kind of a hummingbird igloo by melting with body heat and poking away at the snow all night.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

I can't believe they nest in winter there. We won't see them back in NJ until April. Why do they stay all year there?

It’s a great nest design with that curved roof stick! 🙂 snow should help keep her warm until our normal temps return!

Isn't Nature Amazing ! Thanks for sharing !

That poor dear mommie! Can you move some of the snow?

Great photos! Way to go Jenny.

Smart mommy! The snow igloo will provide good insulation.

So awesome!

Nature is amazing! And wonderful to see! What a pretty and vigilant little mama she is! ❤️

Bless her heart. Wish she was some place where the snow wouldn't hit her so much.

Beautiful

Awwww poor girl

So fascinating.

Poor thing!

Thank goodness

👍🤗💛

Russ

+ View previous comments

When people ask me where a hummingbird nests, they never believe me when I tell them the truth; "Anywhere, like on a dense branch hanging over the ocean in February." Ocean is going to have a challenging night too. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC, Feb 21, 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I would be surprised by the Feb. date as I think it is in Hummingbird DNA to migrate. We see them huddled here in early or late snowstorms, but they certainly would not hang around for a whole winter. They, indeed, do freeze and die. Not a happy sight.

I just have no idea how you find them! I’ve looked and followed them to trees but never been lucky enough to find a nest.

I had one nest in one of my oak trees once on a low branch.I thought it was some kind of growth on the limb because it was so small.So I grabbed the tip of the branch hanging the lowest and pulled it down just a little. Then as I gazed in and saw 2 very little eggs in it. I was amazed.

Poor tiny bird..she looks safe in there..I hope

WOW... Yesterday found a hummer resting in my rose bush to get out of the snow... Vancouver, WA!! I was about 3' from him!

Today, don’t you feel like making a tent with a heated wheat bag in it for them! Poor little fellas.

Stephanie - are you as surprised by this as I am?! I thought they had to go South or they’d literally freeze!

Poor little mama, hope she stays warm 🙂

I believe you! But then I have followed your posts for a while now. You find and take amazing pics and video!! Hang in there Ocean!

Bless its heart 🙁

Poor baby. ❤️

AH!! What a great video clip!

Wow!

I love them!

Saba MNi

Hope she stays warm. ❤️

Wow!

+ View previous comments

Jenny melts the snow quickly with her body heat while keeping her eggs safe. I hope the snow doesn't overwhelm her tonight! Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC, Feb 21, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

How do you have these darlin lil hummers in this oh so cold weather? Y didn’t she fly south???

They're indigenous to the Andes. The Anna outside my window didn't sit on the nest at night, even in the rain. All of her babes fledged just fine.

I am so amazed by this little creatures and thrilled to see them all winter long. Just put my feeders back out this morning to make sure they didn't freeze overnight. In the next month the Rufus' will return. They bring happiness to my heart! 😍💞💖

ooh my goodness gracious, that itty ice crystal on her nose.. i sigh for her !! I suppose she is used to this climate if she stays here. But still it is sad to see such a little darling enduring. Best wishes out to her and others.

She needs an umbrella 🌂

Anna's - is the earliest nesting bird in North America.

Hope there is a feeder close to her. The hand warmers work pretty good at keeping the feeder from freezing.

Ohhhhh, keep us posted to see if they all survive, poor her!

Oh so sweet I want to cover her up and I hug her if I could

This gives me hope that our little Annas mamas will survive this cold stretch! I didn't see my little female at all today😳 Vancouver ...

Ay que frío! Tan divino!

Prayers for little mother and baby

❤️I love her❤️

What a good mom

Arthur Andrews

Helena De Narváez Maldonado

Can’t you put a cover over the nest

She's a good mother

Tough little birds.

Prayers for her and her babies!!!

Kayla Nelson

+ View previous comments

3 days ago

Hummingbirds up close

Jenny has to keep the eggs warm in a snowstorm. See the melted snowflakes on her? Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. Feb 21, 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

Jenny has to keep the eggs warm in a snowstorm. See the melted snowflakes on her? Annas Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. Feb 21, 2018.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

What's the temp there?

Poor little thing, I've had to run like crazy to keep the feeders from freezing for mine here in Lake Stevens, Wa!

Just replenished all my feeders an hr before dark... they were so happy for the warm food I think! Wish I could see their nests!

So precious, she's a wonderful mommy!

awe melting snowflakes , come snowflakes hell or high water or winds, they be doing what is program d in their DNA Best wishes little darling

Ah! Sure hope everything works out for that mama. I’ve been bringing the feeder inside these past freezing nights and it’s a race in the morning to put it again. Sometimes.. I can hear them - I know they have been waiting for it. Lovely birds.

Good little mama!

She's beautiful . Thank you for looking out for her

Hope she & her babies don't get too cold.

Love how she's decorated and blended her nest so well. What an artist.

Fantastic shot of a Dedicated Momma!

What a good Momma. Love, Mom H

Such a sweet and brave little mama.

Beautiful photos. So insane!

Wat wonderbaar .

So beautiful

Gabby

+ View previous comments

Ocean takes a break from protecting her eggs. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Loved traveling to BC. One of my favorite places.

Awe thanks for sharing!

Thank you~*

Jenny is taking care of a couple of eggs. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

Jenny is taking care of a couple of eggs. Annas Hummingbird, Victoria, BC.

 

Comment on Facebook

I have been told this could be a hummer nest?? I have never had any nest in this bush, this is a first. I have seen hummingbirds and have tried to feed them, but I only see one of two.

Have they started nesting already? I have one in my yard that nests every year and I have not seen her nest yet.

Gorgeous enough to share on Garden Gossip... 😊💞

❤️

This is an amazing photo! 💜💜💜

Sweet little bird!!

+ View previous comments

Another view of Jenny, the Anna's Hummingbird in Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

Another view of Jenny, the Annas Hummingbird in Victoria, BC.

 

Comment on Facebook

Beautiful Jenny <3 She camouflages so well amidst all that lichen. 🙂

Beautiful camo she did! Hard to believe Hummers are nesting this early so far north.

Can't wait to have them back in Indiana !!!

are they there in the winter???

7 days ago

Hummingbirds up close

Ocean is nestled into a shoreline tree. She hangs out over the water. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

Ocean is nestled into a shoreline tree. She hangs out over the water. Annas Hummingbird, Victoria, BC.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

We saw you heading home during one of the squalls today....wasn't it nuts?

With it being nesting season for some species, please put off cutting or heavily pruning conifers for now.

I wonder why they picked such dangerous places for a nest

She's being very patient with you.

She is a thrill seeker.

So sweet

A wicked day to be in an open nest...

+ View previous comments

I found Ocean today in the same tree as last year. She hangs out over the water and gets quite the ride during windstorms. She's an Anna's Hummingbird in Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I'm ignorant of the weather in your location. Is this in real time and at this time of year in Victoria BC is it warm enough for hummingbirds to nest?

I’ve had the pleasure of being in Victoria BC once such a beautiful place

She must feel safe there!

She is sure tucked in ther tight. Hope the wind stops soon.

I love Hummingbirds!!

I am thinking I watched her last yr! 🙂

Scary for her babies.

+ View previous comments

Jenny keeps her eggs dry. (An Anna's Hummingbird in Victoria, BC.) ... See MoreSee Less

Jenny keeps her eggs dry. (An Annas Hummingbird in Victoria, BC.)

 

Comment on Facebook

I love this pic! She couldn't have picked a better picture frame!

I hope they all stay warm enough in the Arctic air that is on the way.

I just love her and how nicely she blends in❤️

Thanks for sharing!!

Sweet little bird!!

Sweet

Love the post !!! So cute !!!

+ View previous comments

Jenny on her nest. Anna's Hummingbird, Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

Jenny on her nest. Annas Hummingbird, Victoria, BC.

 

Comment on Facebook

She is so beautiful. I love how her green feathers compliment the nest. <3

This beautiful Eric...your vegetation is so beautiful..it looks blue💙

Her emerald colors are so beautiful ,Thankyou <3

She's so beautiful!

Beautiful!!

+ View previous comments



frontpage

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!





Celebrating the Launch of Our New Magazine!

We’re thrilled to introduce the Hummingbirds Up Close Online Magazine! As a gift to our many loyal followers, enjoy the first issue on us! It’s absolutely FREE! Want to see more? Feel free to buy this month’s issue for the low, low price of $1.99! Tell us what you think; we’d love to get your feedback. If you’d like to be a regular subscriber, please email us.

July Issue – FREE! August Issue – $1.99 October Issue – $1.99
FREE!




Squeak, Rattle & Humm
Great Photo Tips
Caption Contest
…and more!
Jade, Gem & Jewel
The Real Housewives
of Hummingbird Hills
How a Hummingbird
Builds a Nest
Crystal, Green & Emerald
Hummingbird vs Caterpillar
Barnum’s Story
Hummingbird Aggression