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The Hummingbird's Igloo: Here's a blog I wrote which just came out on The Nature Conservancy of Canada's website. Some hummingbirds survive by making igloos. www.natureconservancy.ca/en/blog/the-hummingbirds-igloo.html#.WKcTF39ZaoY ... See MoreSee Less

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Becky SkinnerThat is amazing. I am grateful to read this. I have two nests on the go here in Coombs. Fingers crossed they built igloos too!

2 days ago   ·  2
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Michelle BullockThis is truly amazing! Thanks for sharing both the video and the article! It is much appreciated!

1 day ago   ·  1
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Desi DerataI'm so glad! I'm in Vic too and was concerned!

2 days ago   ·  1
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Christina CruddasSo awesome!

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Nora HurdVERY INTERESTING INFO. ~~~~

2 days ago   ·  1
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Cheryl Peskin WaltersTried to share, says page not found, Hummingbirds up close.

2 days ago
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Gloria feathers her nest
Gloria, an Anna's Hummingbird, feathers her nest in Victoria, BC, Feb16, 2017.
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Denise BurcarCan't wait to see these little jewels in my yard again.

2 days ago   ·  1
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Milaka StrandLovely little Gloria <3

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Nora HurdI LOVE GOD's CREATURES.

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Brenda Sandefurcoming along beautifully :D

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Lisa Marie EdwardsIt's gotta be soft!! โค

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Myra BurkeBeautiful

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Gloria works on her nest
Gloria is working hard on her nest.
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Susie KarvalicsEric, what type of tree or shrub is that?

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Carol LeBlanc

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Brenda Sandefurawe she sure is ..looking good little one <3

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Lisa Marie EdwardsWorking very hard!

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Myra BurkeBeautiful

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Deneen KvetonAww. So cute.

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Michelle BullockSo awesome!

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Kelly BalajadiaScottie Donohue-Salazar happy Valentine's Day ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

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Breanna NikoleLoni Miller

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Gloria starts another nest.
Gloria is right back in the saddle after the snowstorm. Here she is starting another nest.
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Les LenchnerWhat area are you posting from? While I do know some Hummers don't migrate south for the winter, it is always interesting to hear about documented events....

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Brenda SandefurGood girl , what a job she has to do once again. Thank you for sharing <3

1 week ago   ·  1
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Marsha Colemanwow....summer type temps here in bipolar Texas.....Indian Paintbrush starting to bloom near us.....crazy!!!

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Lisa Marie EdwardsWishing Gloria much love and a successful clutch!! โค

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Myra BurkeBeautiful

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Darlin Bonchekwe created a group to help notify people as the hummingbirds migrate south inj the fall and the best part when they return to our back yards in the spring www.facebook.com/groups/beautifulhummers/

6 days ago
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Desi DerataIm so glad to find this, I've been worried about them all week!!!

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Hazel SteenmanDid you retrieve the earlier nest?

1 week ago
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Lisa CockrellWhat type of camera are you using . Awesome quality!

7 days ago
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Nilda Ines Gonzalezhermosa

7 days ago
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Miranda KortleverLinda Kaiser โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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Gloria gets on with life.
Gloria gets on with life. The snow melted fast but the damage was done. Gloria gets on with life by calling out for mates while the afternoon sun warms Hummingbird Hills.
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Laura RamboShe doesn't waste time dwelling on the past, she lives in the moment. As should we all. <3

2 weeks ago   ·  4
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Butch WhiteyOh. Sorry. Just read post.๐Ÿ˜•

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Cheryl-Ann WebsterHopefully this week is the last snow storm of this unseasonably cold winter. The sweet Hummers need an easier spring.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Bernie Dutch-CanadianBeautiful photos๐Ÿคฃ

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Butch WhiteyWhat happened to gloria

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Marcia Anne PettyAmazing.

2 weeks ago
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Hummingbirds up close added 2 new photos.

Tough day in Hummingbird Hills. Big snow has covered the nest so it seems the early brood is not going to happen this year.
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Tough day in Hummingbird Hills. Big snow has covered the nest so it seems the early brood is not going to happen this year.

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Margaret HymanWhere are you located?

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Eva MoralesPoor little dudes... It really amazes me to see hummingbirds under the snow. I'm wondering how they do survive with such a specific and fragile metabolism...

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Cheryl-Ann WebsterI was wondering about the survival of the eggs in this weather.

2 weeks ago
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Lorraine Leszczakmakes you wish you can catch & house him till it warms up....poor little fellow

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Kate Bragdon-Brinkman๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜” Mother Nature can be cruel.

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Vickie GrayWhat kind of Hummer is it..?

2 weeks ago
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Marcia Anne PettyHow sad.

2 weeks ago
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Eva BellHe looks so sad

2 weeks ago
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Rain CottrellWOW!

2 weeks ago
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Gloria, the Anna's Hummingbird, has no political affiliations. She just wants to raise her chicks and fly among the flowers. ... See MoreSee Less

Gloria, the Annas Hummingbird, has no political affiliations. She just wants to raise her chicks and fly among the flowers.

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Dan SalamoneIn that case, she actually does. She needs her environment intact, not being drilled for oil and/or gas!

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Angie Hayes WoolfBeautiful!! My husband sees all kinds of hummingbirds where he's putting in pipe line. He's the inspector so his job is to make sure they don't get hurt in anyway. All kinds of animals have shut down entire pipelines. Once 20 men had to go home over a horny toad in the road! And no I'm not talking about the welder.

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Rosario Gomes-ChaidezGreat post

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Marcia Anne PettyLike the comment under picture.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Cheryl-Ann WebsterPerfect!

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Nora HurdGOD's BEAUTIFUL CREATION ~~~~

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Alysia PorrasJustin Castle majestic little birb

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lucie WarrenGorgeous !!!

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Jenny the nest thief!
Gloria is building her nest in the same spot as last year, but Jenny decides she wants some of Gloria's nest material and helps herself to it.
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Cynda Western FeliniThere's always that one neighbor always "borrowing" stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Becky SkinnerWhat a little brat!!

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Carol LeBlancYou go girlโคโค

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Angie Hayes WoolfSo pretty โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

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Gail KavanaghAwesome! Now more than ever, FB needs more hummingbirds!

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First nest of the year! An Anna's Hummingbird in Victoria BC. Jan 28, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

First nest of the year! An Annas Hummingbird in Victoria BC. Jan 28, 2017.

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Bonnie BagleyWill you be providing maps to the hummingbirds homes this year? Thank you for your proffessionaฤบ, dedicated work.

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Penny LancasterIs this typical to start finding nests at this time? Thank you

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Cheryl-Ann WebsterSo good to know I should be looking a little closer already. I am in the Songhees trail and I am sure we had a nest in the yard last year but I could discover it (without disturbing them). This year I have a better lens so fingers crossed. Thank you for your stunning work!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockThat is awesome! At a point where we are buried in snow here, I didn't expect to see this on FB. Thanks for always capturing and sharing such awesome pics and video! It always makes me :)

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Becky Skinnerthere certainly has been some serious courting going on here in Coombs! I need to keep my eyes peeled

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Noreen NashOur back yard?

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lynne McLeod FerrieWonderful shot !!

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Mernie Jones SenchukTake the ferry over and help me find one in my yard please โ˜บ

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Patrick IzzoWonderful capture <3

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Diana RjaskoI hope to see one this year

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Linda TackettGorgeous capture!!!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Stephanie English KnowlesI'm ready and waiting in GA!

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Denise BurcarMissing her.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Mernie Jones SenchukAwesome! โค

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Debbie Pittman-BrennanBeautiful.and she needs a name

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Cheryl Engel LaMontagneBeautiful ๐Ÿ’šโค๐Ÿ’š

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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.

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

2 months ago   ·  1
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Brenda SandefurOh goody :D

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Hummingbirds up close shared a photo.

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Just for fun for the up coming Christmas ๐Ÿ˜ little ๐ŸŽ…. You are welcome to share. Happy holidays everyone.

Thanks for this Iman.

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

2 months ago
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Helen RodriguezToo cute.. Thanks for the smile โ˜บ Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

2 months ago
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Jean Atchley HindmanPriceless

2 months ago
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Michelle BullockThat is awesome!

2 months ago
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Clarence LoderI'm hoping that's coffee .. Lol Eoin James Connelly Ryan James Loder Kelly Diane

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Charlene CraigLorna Kirkham Hill this is cute

2 months ago
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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 !

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

3 months ago   ·  2
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Ros MortonBeautiful. Thanks Faye .๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

3 months ago   ·  1
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Sharlene DesjardinsBeautiful family โค

3 months ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockLove it!

2 months 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!

3 months ago   ·  1
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Emily ZamoraThis is so incredible ๐Ÿ˜

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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!ย 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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