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Hummingbirds up close shared a memory.

From six years ago, Sweetiebird on her eggs in a snowstorm.
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Lots of snow today! I was afraid Sweetiebird the hummingbird was buried under but she actually has a little sheltered oasis in the tree. She is still protecting her eggs and doing fine, fingers crossed.

From six years ago, Sweetiebird on her eggs in a snowstorm.

Elizabeth Spengler, Gina Bennett Coursey and 23 others like this

Linda Gail SmithWhere is this?

4 days ago
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Hummingbirds up close shared a post.

Thanks to those responsible for this chart.
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Thanks to those responsible for this chart.

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Linda TackettI love my Hummers!!! My little girl visited me this afternoon!

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Diana Drewhave had my annas for the last 2 winters and this year when it got really cold and then the snow whe hav not seen them coming to the feeder on the back covered patio hope they come back

5 days ago
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Patricia Rogers SeligerI get Anna's in my yard all the time in the Phoenix area and have also had Black-Chinned. The Rufous are common in the Payson area, and I think I have seen most of these in southern AZ.

5 days ago
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Rebecca GurneyThey all are so beautiful and I feel so blessed we have nature to love. We get one the Ruby-throated

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Tammy GieseThey forgot the Calliope Hummingbird

5 days ago   ·  6
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James RagsMy favorite birds :D We have a male Rufous that lives on our front porch year round...and some Anna's that live in our backyard...

4 days ago
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Ange Land DixonI'm in southern Illinois we usually only get ruby throated... I get around 200 a season and I've had 1 black chinned , and 1 Allen's. Come threw ...

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Cynthia EtterMy male Anna that guards my feeder.

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Rebecca Dawn Moonwow all hummingbirds are unique ... one of the most amazing birds !

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Tracy HaglerI love them. They are so entertaining.

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Robert D BoydYou lucky ducks, all we get are Rubbies.

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Cindy LaneWe enjoy watching them

4 days ago
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Ginny Sutton PowellAre most of these in Arizona or how many are ? Anyone ?

5 days ago
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Aliene Graff RutschmanWhere can i get one of these ?

5 days ago
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Marge NihanCounting the days til they come back!

5 days ago
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WildbirdforgeVery Nice!

4 days ago
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Hummingbirds up close added 4 new photos.

Mike has a nest in his yard. This is Her Majesty sitting on one egg.
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Mike has a nest in his yard. This is Her Majesty sitting on one egg.

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Alice BrennanSo irresponsible! Take photos from a respectable distance. You could have easily dislodged nest.

1 week ago   ·  6
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Michelle GoikOMGosh how beautiful, thanks for sharing! I've never come across one, love my birds!!

1 week ago   ·  2
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Mernie Jones SenchukYou had your HAND right beside the nest?!! What were you thinking??? 😡

1 week ago   ·  1
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Christine GrantWay too close to that nest

1 week ago   ·  4

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Ethel AldeaDon't know if getting that close is a good idea

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Sue WilliamsShe looks like my red Ruby's throat love them

7 days ago
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Diane PresleyI <3 Hummingbirds

1 week ago
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Nickie BraytonI love their little nests. They are so cute

7 days ago
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Lisa Marie EdwardsShe does have a look of royalty!! 👑

1 week ago
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Cindy ShawWow that's so neat!

7 days ago
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Lucretia Acquaviva DanielIncredible how tiny their nests are!

7 days ago
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Becky WayteAre they nesting already? Is this BC?

6 days ago
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Debbie ClayBeautiful

1 week ago
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Sherry Walker MorrisonBeautiful love hummingbirds

7 days ago
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Angela Bergelt StreetWhere do you live???

1 week ago
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Delwin Ellam JrShelley Loring

1 week ago
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Gloria, the Anna's Hummingbird, is finally sitting on eggs! ... See MoreSee Less

Gloria, the Annas Hummingbird, is finally sitting on eggs!

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Gloria N BeersHey that is my name, Gloria, & I love Hummingbirds!!💜💜

1 week ago
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Danielle CooperHooray!!!! This weekend has some return to sub-zero temps overnight...fingers crossed there's no more snow for Gloria! :)

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Patrick IzzoBeautiful <3

1 week ago
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Lisa Marie EdwardsCongrats lil momma! Hoping for a successful clutch!! ❤

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Brenda Sandefurwow

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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!

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

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

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Christina CruddasSo awesome!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Nora HurdVERY INTERESTING INFO. ~~~~

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

2 weeks 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 weeks ago   ·  1
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Milaka StrandLovely little Gloria <3

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Nora HurdI LOVE GOD's CREATURES.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Brenda Sandefurcoming along beautifully :D

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lisa Marie EdwardsIt's gotta be soft!! ❤

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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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?

2 weeks ago

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Carol LeBlanc

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

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lisa Marie EdwardsWorking very hard!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Myra BurkeBeautiful

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Deneen KvetonAww. So cute.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockSo awesome!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Kelly BalajadiaScottie Donohue-Salazar happy Valentine's Day 😘💕

2 weeks ago   ·  1

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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....

2 weeks ago   ·  1

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

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

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lisa Marie EdwardsWishing Gloria much love and a successful clutch!! ❤

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Myra BurkeBeautiful

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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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/

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

2 weeks ago
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Hazel SteenmanDid you retrieve the earlier nest?

2 weeks ago
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Lisa CockrellWhat type of camera are you using . Awesome quality!

2 weeks ago
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Nilda Ines Gonzalezhermosa

2 weeks ago
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Miranda KortleverLinda Kaiser ❤️❤️

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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

3 weeks ago   ·  4
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Butch WhiteyOh. Sorry. Just read post.😕

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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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.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Bernie Dutch-CanadianBeautiful photos🤣

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Butch WhiteyWhat happened to gloria

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Marcia Anne PettyAmazing.

3 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?

3 weeks ago

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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.

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

3 weeks ago
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Kate Bragdon-Brinkman😢😔 Mother Nature can be cruel.

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Vickie GrayWhat kind of Hummer is it..?

3 weeks ago
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Marcia Anne PettyHow sad.

3 weeks ago
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Eva BellHe looks so sad

3 weeks ago
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Rain CottrellWOW!

3 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.

4 weeks ago   ·  2
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Rosario Gomes-ChaidezGreat post

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Marcia Anne PettyLike the comment under picture.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Cheryl-Ann WebsterPerfect!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Nora HurdGOD's BEAUTIFUL CREATION ~~~~

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Alysia PorrasJustin Castle majestic little birb

4 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. 😂

4 weeks ago   ·  6
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Becky SkinnerWhat a little brat!!

4 weeks ago   ·  3
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Carol LeBlancYou go girl❤❤

4 weeks ago   ·  3
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Angie Hayes WoolfSo pretty ❤️💕

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

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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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 proffessionaĺ, dedicated work.

4 weeks ago   ·  2

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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!

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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?

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lynne McLeod FerrieWonderful shot !!

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Mernie Jones SenchukTake the ferry over and help me find one in my yard please ☺

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Patrick IzzoWonderful capture <3

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

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Linda TackettGorgeous capture!!!

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

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Denise BurcarMissing her.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Mernie Jones SenchukAwesome! ❤

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Debbie Pittman-BrennanBeautiful.and she needs a name

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Cheryl Engel LaMontagneBeautiful 💚❤💚

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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! 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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