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Ivy has a second nest.
During a nature walk I gave this weekend with Habitat Acquisition Trust, I was showing the locations of some of the nests I'm monitoring and made this discovery while talking to a group of interested bird fans. I have since confirmed that this is Ivy's second nest so she is now sitting on eggs while still feeding fledglings every half hour. It's another confirmation of overlapping nesting behaviour.
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Laura RamboShe's working two jobs, and where are the fathers? Out gallivanting with other women, I reckon! Happy Mother's Day indeed.

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Brenda VianThis sexually active hummingbird made a lot of work for herself; is this going to be four babies this year for her?

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Milaka StrandIvy is a busy lady! <3 And thank goodness - because the world needs more hummingbirds (pollinators). <3

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Sharon BuckleyLove those little birds !!

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Michelle BullockWow! I had no idea they even did that!

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Ivy has chicks.
Ivy has chicks! her nest is so low to the ground, only 30 inches but very well hidden under a branch in ivy. It's a surprising place to have a nest.
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Sylvie HBI also find a nest of Nuthatch very low. They mabye know something about the weather this year that we did' nt know yet.

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Tena TrimbleWonder how they choose the places to put their nests?

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Danielle CooperVery surprising to be that low! Wow!

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Ivy has a very low nest.
I found Ivy, an Anna's Hummingbird, neatly tucked in an ivy bush about 2 feet off the ground.
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Susie KarvalicsI didn't realize they nested so low. I would be worried about cats and squirrels.

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Michelle BullockWow, that is really low to the ground!

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Ocean, Spray and Mist are thriving.
Ocean, Spray and Mist are thriving. Ocean is an Anna's Hummingbird in Victoria, BC.
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Carol LeBlancPerfect Eric❤

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Eyes are opened.
Ocean feeds her chicks, Spray and Mist. The chicks have opened their eyes!
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Rebecca McLaughlinIs this a hummingbird nest this is in a friends clematis vine it's sooo tiny!

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Rebecca McLaughlinShows how small

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Patrick IzzoSweet <3

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Julie BrennanWonder how long it is from egg to being "independent" ?

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Rosemary Rhodes MaybeeBeautiful.

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Michelle BullockAwesome!

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Gloria has chicks.
Ocean has some chicks and they seem to be doing well.
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Shanny ShanCrazy, I just named one of the hummingbirds that come to my house Ocean today! 💕😊

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Linda TackettA tad bit windy!

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Sweetiebird and her chicks.
One from the archives: Sweetiebird feeds Flutterby and Fluff in on a warm April day a long, long time ago.
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Denise BurcarBeautiful

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CG MunnSue Thomas John P. Thomas.

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Tavia MaddenCheryl Madden

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Gloria, the Anna's Hummingbird is scouting for nesting spots in Hummingbird Hills. ... See MoreSee Less

Gloria, the Annas Hummingbird is scouting for nesting spots in Hummingbird Hills.

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Milaka StrandSweet Gloria <3

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Ocean, the Annas hummingbird protects her chicks from the cold.

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Milaka Strand<3 Was Ocean born last year? I thought I recalled one of last year's kids being named Ocean. :) Such a pretty little mama. <3

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Hummingbirds up close shared Glenn Bartley Nature Photography's post.

Great shot Glenn Bartley!
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One of the highlights of our Costa Rica workshop is the chance to photograph Fiery-throated Hummingbirds. These little guys display some of the most amazing iridescence of any hummer! Here are two of guide Jess Findlay Photography's favourites from the last couple years.

Great shot Glenn Bartley!

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Debi DenningBeautiful colors!

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Brenda VianI'll bet he glows in the dark!

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Mary Kathleen Caustonsimply wow.

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Mary A Moseley AguilarBeautiful..

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Linda Baldwin TribendisVery pretty little hummer.

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Steven RedardBeautiful!

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Ivan DemyanenkoGood job!

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Magdalena MckennaBeautiful!!❤ Sasha Zerth

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Cathy GarittyLauri ! Cathy ! <3

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With the unseasonably cold weather, there is very little to eat for the birds in Hummingbird Hills. From the top of a bare Gary Oak, a crow watches for anything to eat. Meanwhile, a hummingbird curses it out. ... See MoreSee Less

With the unseasonably cold weather, there is very little to eat for the birds in Hummingbird Hills. From the top of a bare Gary Oak, a crow watches for anything to eat. Meanwhile, a hummingbird curses it out.

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Ocean has a nest and is feeding chicks! It's a very difficult year for hummingbirds this year. I hope these guys make it.
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Ocean has a nest and is feeding chicks! Its a very difficult year for hummingbirds this year. I hope these guys make it.

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Marie FidoeI've found two hummingbird nests on our street, one looked fairly new, with little bits of broken eggshells in it. It looked to me like a successful hatching. The second nest could have been an old one, it looked pretty tattered. We have two or three males in our backyard, staking claim to the two feeders.

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Patrick IzzoPrayers for the little ones <3

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Susie KarvalicsWhat's happening with the babies?

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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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