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Cherry, Peach and Cobbler
Cherry an Anna's Hummingbird, takes care of her chicks, Peach and Cobbler They are about 8 or 9 days old.
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Cheri Wilde Cooper, Michelle Acciavatti and 23 others like this

Lisa DuranteI love your nomenclature for your birds

3 days ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockThey grow so fast!

3 days ago   ·  1
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Merlynne SmallToo cute

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Up close with Cherry
Up close with Cherry as she sneaks into feed her chicks.
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Brenda Sandefura nest so tiny your thumb makes a lid for it !! wows me!! :D

5 days ago
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Lisa DuranteWow that's really up close you are a great photographer!

5 days ago
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Becki Schleede-SylvesterAmazing!!!

4 days ago
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Deborah ArmstrongSo tiny and precious. Thanks for sharing. :)

5 days ago
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Michelle BullockI would say up close! So awesome!

5 days ago
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Marianita MartinAwesome

4 days ago
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Annette BinghamJust love it!

5 days ago
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Iliana D BlairAmazing!

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Nancy Bledsoe

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Milaka StrandOh! Some of her fluff is showing! <3

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Cherry feeds her chicks.
Cherry, an Anna's Hummingbird, feeds her very young chicks.
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Milaka StrandI saw a female Anna's today who was as pretty as Cherry. My annual visiting male Anna's, whom I've nicknamed Henry, kept running her off.

7 days ago
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Shirley CleerI love them!! Watch them daily!! Have bought feeders for some so they too can enjoy God's beautiful creatures!!

5 days ago
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Verlette Browne KitchensMy faverit bird Hummingbirds

6 days ago
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Isadora MontroseThat nest is amazing. Wow!

7 days ago
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Michelle BullockThey are so little! <3

7 days ago
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Cherry in the wind
Cherry comes in to feed the chicks on a windy day. You've got to admire her flying skills.
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Janet HatterThank you for sharing.

1 week ago
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Cherry in the wind
Cherry comes in to feed her chicks on a windy afternoon. You have to admire her flying skills!
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Brenda SandefurShe blends in so well!

1 week ago   ·  3
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Milaka StrandCherry's just beautiful! <3

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First look at the chicks
First look at Cherry's chicks.
They can't be more then 3 or 4 days old.
Meanwhile Cherry gets some fluff stuck on her beak.
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Lynne McLeod FerrieDo you feed the hummers?

1 week ago

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Brenda SandefurSo darling Thank you!

1 week ago
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Michelle BullockWow! Poor Mom! Great video!

1 week ago
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Chad LockeDa Babies Paulette ML Ricardo

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Milaka StrandPoor little Cherry! That fluff looked truly frustrating! <3

1 week ago
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Cherry comes home to roost.
Cherry comes in to sit on her beautiful little nest.
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Elizabeth Spengler, Christine Lewis and 23 others like this

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Michelle BullockIs Cherry the same one from yesterday? I cannot wait to get a peek at whats inside the nest! Thank you for sharing! Your pics/video brighten my day!

2 weeks ago
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Kathie Kilcoyne-Nardi CarsonThanks for sharing their so beautiful and delicate.

1 week ago
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Glenda HawthorneWhat a perfect place for a nest.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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CylviaReyes OrtizClarissa Cota Clarissa Montejano-PerezπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Five minutes in Hummingbird Hills and look what I found. She has two very young chicks. ... See MoreSee Less

Five minutes in Hummingbird Hills and look what I found. She has two very young chicks.

Theresa Fulgham, Marcia Anne Petty and 23 others like this

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MarΓ­lia BragaAwesome shot! Where is hummingbird hills?

2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Kathi MurilloShe blends in so well on those tree branches. Awesome shot!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockNo wonder you had trouble finding nests! It all blends!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Elizabeth RyallAmazing camouflage!! Lovely.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Patricia O'ConnorSo precious! Thanks for sharing! <3

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Dave NideverIzzy and I love your picture,Beautiful

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Joyce Poolawwww

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MarΓ­lia BragaErrai Zeta did you know about this place? <3

2 weeks ago

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youtu.be/5bQ4bQr50uc A short video showing the early development of hummingbird chicks. Watch as they learn to fly, hunt and become independent. ... See MoreSee Less

An up close look at an Anna's Hummingbird as she cares for her chicks. Watch as they learn to fly, hunt and become independant. For more hummingbird videos, ...

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Glenda HawthorneWhat a wonderful little film. Such close-up photography. It's so much fun to see them so big and still expecting to be fed by "mom"!

2 weeks ago
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Gayle Wayne Chamberlainamazing

2 weeks ago
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Gail MackAwesome to see, Thanks.

2 weeks ago
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Linda Gail Smithwonderful film@

2 weeks ago
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Linda Gail SmithHere you go Lynda.

2 weeks ago
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Milaka StrandIncredible photography and history of such a sweet little family! Thank you so much for bringing this magic to us.

2 weeks ago
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Roberta PerezSuch a beautiful film <3 Thank you so much for sharing this little masterpiece!! <3 :) (y)

2 weeks ago
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Hummingbirds up close with Cherie Pennington and 4 others.

SUCCESS for the BBC!!!! We located a hummingbird nest in the Rockies!!!!
After weeks of searching and with the help of Caroline Wagner from CBC Calgary, we were able to locate a nest in the lower Rocky Mountain Trench. This is a photo by Alex Page of Alastair Macewen's camera shot as they start filming! YAY!!!!!!!
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SUCCESS for the BBC!!!! We located a hummingbird nest in the Rockies!!!!
After weeks of searching and with the help of Caroline Wagner from CBC Calgary, we were able to locate a nest in the lower Rocky Mountain Trench. This is a photo by Alex Page of Alastair Macewens camera shot as they start filming!  YAY!!!!!!!

Elizabeth Spengler, Matt Bjerregaard and 23 others like this

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Sonia Rosenblum-LichtenbergerFantastic! Please let us know when we can see the completed documentary here in the US

2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Michelle EdingtonBig congrats - thrilled to learn you finally located a nest!!

2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Lee McKenzieWTG! This is so exciting! I hope to see the BBC coverage at some point. BTW, if anyone's looking for seagull nests in Victoria, I can direct them to several. No? Okay then.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Carole OrrThank goodness the elusive nest has been located!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Bambi TyreeGreat shot, behind the scenes!

2 weeks ago   ·  2
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Doug GardnerWay to go, NH work is all about persistence!!!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Milaka StrandFantastic! Congratulations!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockSweet! So awesome!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Alecia Gilman NaatzAmazing

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Anne HoekemaAwesome...πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lynne McLeod FerrieAwesome !!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Colleen Taylorawesome

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Luke BarnettAmazing. Thermal camera at dusk before they go torpid help show roosting and warm nests - Good find - What did they make the nest from there?

2 weeks ago
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We have come to name the birds based on their gorget. Spot is hiding in the bushes after a eating at the feeder. ... See MoreSee Less

We have come to name the birds based on their gorget. Spot is hiding in the bushes after a eating at the feeder.

Elizabeth Spengler, Mary Traynor and 23 others like this

Marvin TurnerI was weeding out my flower bed under and near my Hummingbird feeder and two where feeding, close to me.

2 weeks ago
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Jeannie JonesBeautiful camouflage πŸ’š

2 weeks ago
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Terri Martin KelleyStunning photograph. Love, Love, Love

2 weeks ago
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Mr Rufous watches over his feeder.

Elizabeth Spengler, Mary Traynor and 23 others like this

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Lisa Marie EdwardsWhat a cute little puff ball!!!

2 weeks ago
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Michelle EdingtonGorgeous photos from Alberta - loving them!

2 weeks ago
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Sheila MontoyaSo pretty.

2 weeks ago
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Linda TackettFluffed up too!!!

2 weeks ago
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Sharon Leonard LenzOne of Drew's new friends?

2 weeks ago
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Anne CaffertyMy male hummers spend the entire day guarding their personal feeders. Lovely shot!

2 weeks ago
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Annie MasonLook - it's a hummer puffball! I love when they do this! 😍

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Linda StorozThank you for the beautiful pic. Your patience is so appreciated.

2 weeks ago
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One of the female Rufous Hummingbirds we have been tracking towards a nest. ... See MoreSee Less

One of the female Rufous Hummingbirds we have been tracking towards a nest.

Elizabeth Spengler, Frances Peregrine and 23 others like this

Cynda Western FeliniOh! Do tell! How do you track them? They are so fast that I end up losing them in the sun or a tree.

2 weeks ago
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Dolores MartinNever get tired of watching these tiny creatures .

2 weeks ago
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Theresa AndreeffGood luck tracking

2 weeks ago
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Lady Rufous takes a shower
A female Rufous Hummingbird takes a refreshing break in the sprinkler. I am currently in Canmore, Alberta, with the BBC looking for Rufous Hummingbird nests. If anyone in Canmore knows where a nest is, please message me and it could be featured in a BBC Film!
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Carmen CamposI walked my dog this morning and find those BBC people looking into a nest in Harvie Heights, I have a brief talk with them and I came back home to find a post from Heike M. Kretschmer. I told them we have hummingbirds in our back yard, but they seemed content with what they have find all ready.

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Henry-Julie KaletaThey come to my impatiens flowers on the back deck, every year. I always put them out. They are territorial ! They remember.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Garney BakerWe have a couple coming to our feeder, but I have no idea where they are nesting.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Alice CourneyI have had Hummingbirds feed here but never saw a nesting place. They are fascinating to watch. Thanks for sharing.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Diane DunawayRufous nests are often in tall conifers, which is why they may be hard to locate!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Phyllis McShaneGretchen, I had a hummingbird sit on my fence under the sprinkler once!

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Diane DunawayWe've been banding them in BC for quite some time: rpbo.org/hummingbirds.php

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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Brenda SandefurWhat a great video ..Really loved seeing it! Thank you for sharing :D

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Christy HaneyNow there's something you don't see every day! :)

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Rosemarie ReinHi Victoria thanks for the beautiful picture of the hummingbirds are just adorable I love them thank you so much

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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K EuGene DavisI have some family's here but never seen a Rufous, let alone a nest.thanks for the pitures.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Gayle Wayne Chamberlainamazing video I love Hummingbird Haven also Faye has awesome posts of her hummingbirds there in Oregon

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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Cheryl-Ann WebsterKim Leischner, Kelly Wood can either of you help, or share with folks who may be able to help. Hummingbirds up close is a fabulous chap from Victoria and his deadline for helping BBC is rapidly approaching. Much appreciated!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Connie ZurfaceOut hummingbird is back for the summer and my bee balm is blooming !

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Sunanda BaghSo adorable .. Luv d way it shows its face upwards to d showering ... πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Carol Swiftthis is the cutest ever

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockSo awesome! Thanks for sharing!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Daisy Kwanthat's got to be the happiest shower face!

3 weeks ago   ·  3
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Cheryl YonerSo sweet, how it closes its little eyes <3

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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Karin KarstWhat a happy camper......'

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Bettina VollmerhausenCarmen do you or Tony have any ideas?

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Pat Demmel StrawhornLove hummingbirds!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Linda CallawayLOVE iT SO PRETTY

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lynn McEachronLove the humming bird

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Linda TackettHow fun!!!!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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We finally got an introduction to Mrs Rufous, but she won't show us her nest yet. If anyone in Canmore knows where a nest is, please message me and it could be featured in a BBC Film! ... See MoreSee Less

We finally got an introduction to Mrs Rufous, but she wont show us her nest yet. If anyone in Canmore knows where a nest is, please message me and it could be featured in a BBC Film!

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Milaka StrandThere she is, the sweet little beauty! <3 I saw my first juvenile Rufous today!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Cheryl-Ann WebsterSoooo hope you find it soon. All the best.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Christine Ganter-PomaresMessaged you

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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! While there, I confirmed what I thought about my nesting material balls. I hung these balls on low branches and usually within minutes, I would have a hummingbird picking material off them to use for nests. It is a great way to confirm that nesting behavior is going on and it encourages them to nest nearby.
They are all natural material and sized for a hummingbirds beak. They will completely bio-degrade over time, and contain no chemicals or scents, which is critical so it doesn’t attract predators to their nest. These little fist-sized balls start off small, but after being picked at for a couple of days by active hummers, fluff up to about twice their size. It was invaluable in the field to ensure we were in an area where hummingbirds were nesting. If you put one in your yard, you will increase the chances that one nests near you.
I also had a hat designed with a stylish hummingbird reflecting some of the coastal native artistic styles with my website address embroidered on the back. The hats are now worn by some of the greatest BBC cameramen and you can have one too. The hats are only $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and the balls are $10.00 ea or 3 for $20.00 plus shipping or… get a hat and 3 nest balls for $35.00 and free shipping.
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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