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2 weeks ago

Hummingbirds up close

Hummingbirds up close
Nice lighting today
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The babies are perfectly camouflaged until they move. At first I thought I was looking at an empty nest!😯

That is awesomely camouflaged. ❤ I didn't even see them until mom came up! XO

Cute

Thank you so much for this memory!! <3 :*

Wow sooo cute

Zo mooi.

it looks like the beak goes all the way in the babies body.

So beautiful !!!

Wow amazing!!

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The Chickster, a male Anna's Hummingbird, has a bath in our stream. ... See MoreSee Less

The Chickster, a male Annas Hummingbird, has a bath in our stream.

 

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Love them

So beautiful and serene!!😊♥️

1 month ago

Hummingbirds up close

Here's an interesting display!

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We are happy to show you this video of the Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird during his mating dance, the female is checking out every single movement before saying Yes.
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Poor little bird getting dizzy just watching.lol 💖💖💖

he better watch out, she may accuse him of sexual harassment.

Making me dizzy just watching him move, bless his heart!

I think she's so dizzy she doesn't know how to shake her head to say, "No".

I think that's a male trying to but the other one under a spell. lol''

She should be dizzy with all that dazzling

“you are getting sleepy” 😀

POOR LITTLE FEMALE , WOULD BE DIZZY , BY THE TIME HE'S THRU HIS DANCE ROUTINE...LOL

Nothing like strutting your stuff at warp speed

Whatever that little guy is on to give that much energy I want some of it.He sure got the attention of the other little one.Had to be a male to show off like that. Lol

Of course we women humans check out the dudes before we say YES too! It's normal!

I think I’m in love with all of that fancy flying. 😊

I think I could learn a lot from that bird! Lol!!!

Little guy going to wear his mama out!

It's the "making her so dizzy she says yes" gambit.

Heather Kottke...Is Stubs doing a mating dance for us?? 😂😂😂. If so...we’re going to have to have a serious talk with him!!!

I think he is going to hypnotize her. 🙂

The dance of Love!!

He’s definitely trying to dazzle her...❤️💙

So cute!

It’s winter here and I miss them

What a show!!

Zo mooi.

Aww! He's flying in circles!

this is amazing thanks for sharing

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Here is a short film about Sandy, Beach and Pebbles, An Anna's Hummingbird Family. Sandy nested right on the ocean shoreline in March. I wasn't sure they were going to make it. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I think birds are the hardest working and most committed parents in the animal kingdom.

What an incredible journey you've recorded E.J. Pittman...and with such a happy ending!! I must share this <3 ~_~

Love it. It shows birds can survive in any location as long as they are left alone and there are lots of food sources.

So amazing! Quite funny watching them being fed by Mom! 😂 How does that long beak go down so far in their little mouths?

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Eric Pittman. Gorgeous enough to share on Garden Gossip... 😊💞

You have a very good eye to follow them that well. And they had a successful year!

Gail Pearce

Love it / Thanks for the view

I got a little worried during the wind storm.

Wat een opnamen wauw .

They are so gorgeous !!! <3

Where was this picture taken?

Thank you. ❤

Jennifer

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2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Here's one of my favourite short films with Miss Rufous and Rusty

Hummingbirds up close
Here's a new short film of Miss Rufous raising her chick, Rusty.
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Thank you for sharing this lovely video. I've loved hummingbirds all of my life. This was the first time I've seen a hummingbird nest, chick, feeding etc... It's so amazing to watch them. ❤ They are incredibly beautiful.

What a treat to watch this mommy take care of her little one until he was ready to leave the nest and begin his life in the world. Thank you for sharing this.

Awesome. So very tiny, yet so resilient. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Eric Pittman. Gorgeous enough to share on Garden Gossip... 😊💞

It looked like there were 2 eggs in that nest?

I love the teeny tiny feet tamping down the nest bed.

I'm fascinated with these beautiful creatures. I draw and paint them w/acrylic paints.

❤️ gives a whole new meaning to “fast food”! Lol.

Thank you Mr Pittman.

So sweet...love these birds

Beautiful❤❤❤

To cute!!!

Amazing!

Beautiful <3

Amazing!

Loved it.

Oh no, hail!

Amazing!

Love these little guys!

Awesome

Beautiful <3

Que hermoso cortometraje hracias por compartir

Osvaldo Neto é lindo demais, né?

Donna Sovince

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2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird, sits in a tree ready for winter. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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She is such a beautiful hummingbird. <3

She is stunning!

Birds are amazing

So cute !!!

Amazing <3

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2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird, enjoys an easy fall day in Victoria, BC ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Don't they migrate?

Such beautiful photos! Love them!!!

She is so beautiful!

Aweome

2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird, blends in well with the fall colours in Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

Tangerine, the Leucistic Annas Hummingbird, blends in well with the fall colours in Victoria, BC.

 

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What a stunner. Fab photo. Thanks for posting all your wonderful work.

Where in Victoria do you see this bird?

She is just perfect <3

fluffy <3

Heidi Willis

Catherine Keegan

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2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird reacts to it's urban environment in Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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When is Tangerine expected to migrate? Isn't winter coming soon?

You're so lucky!! ❤ thanks for sharing with us.

So cutie hummingbird.

amazing post love the colors thanks for sharing

i miss my hummies

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2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird, blends in well with the fall colours in Victoria, BC, Canada. ... See MoreSee Less

Tangerine, the Leucistic Annas Hummingbird, blends in well with the fall colours in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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Does this hummer not migrate south?

You are so lucky to be able to enjoy them year round! Thank you for sharing this rare beauty! Your awesome pics and video are a bright ray of sunshine on a winter day!

Beautiful hummer and a great photo. Thank you for sharing.

She is so beautiful! <3 Wonderful photo, Eric!

beautiful hummingbird

She’s so amazing.

So pertty

Tangerine is very pretty posing for you.

Beautiful.

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2 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird, enjoys the fall colours in Victoria, BC, Canada. ... See MoreSee Less

Tangerine, the Leucistic Annas Hummingbird, enjoys the fall colours in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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So gorgeous! Do they spend the winter in Victoria?

Just precious. Does she have any other hummers around her?

What a beautiful female <3 That is a lovely shot!

What a beautiful shot with the fall colors. Looks like you could reach out and touch her.

Thank you so much for sharing this <3 ~_~

Pertty

Awesome

Beauty!!!

Charles E Mullis Esq

Que belleza! Como me gustaría verlo

Susie Purser

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3 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird, comes in for lunch. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What does Leucistic mean? It must be the coloring, because I've not seen one of my wintering Anna's to be that color,

Eric. What exactly is rigged up to that glass flower? I would be interested as I have a couple of those flowers.

I know these are rare but how rare are they ?

Such a pretty little bird.

I love your site!

Beautiful, amazing beauty

Love!

Tangie...

Love ❤️ this bird 🦅.

Wow Eric❤️

Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous

Awwwwwe!

Jess Stanford

Cynthia D'Anna Brown.

Polly Tipton Tucker Kendal Lou Dickson

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3 months ago

Hummingbirds up close

Tangerine, the Leucistic Anna's Hummingbird enjoys the fall sunshine in Victoria, BC. ... See MoreSee Less

Tangerine, the Leucistic Annas Hummingbird enjoys the fall sunshine in Victoria, BC.

 

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How long before they head southward bound???

I've got about 10 Anna's at my house. I'm refilling my feeders (2) every other day. Don't take your feeders down; I'm in Duncan.

Such a pretty girl!!

Wow so beautiful!

WoW!

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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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