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Peepin' and Flappin'
June and July have started peeping in the nest to attract May. That means they are really close to fleding. Watch as June practices her flapping action after May feeds her.
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JimCookie WitterWow...awesome footage Eric!

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Wake up for lunch, kids.
June and July, two Anna's Hummingbird nestlings, are awakened by their mothers call as she comes in to feed them.
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Susie KarvalicsWhat type of bush is the nest in. I'm always curious to know what types of trees and bushes they build their nests in. On my property, I notice the females going into the cedar and fir trees

1 day ago
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Plato WoodhillLovely! I just watched an Anna's take a shower under one of my spray hoses. He was at it for several minutes, turning and turning til he got his front back and wings nicely wet.

9 hours ago
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Liz StockdaleSo THATS where all the food is going! So sweet

9 hours ago
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Ladda Sriโทแม่นก มาทำลัง มีลูกนกอยู่ ในลังสองตัว ยังเล็ก ค่ะ แม่ออกไป หาอาหาร มาให้ลูก น่ารัก

20 hours ago
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Tudtue Asawa

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Milaka StrandOh, that's so cute! <3

1 day ago
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Irene KenickOh babies!

1 day ago
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Victor KochAt your house,nice

13 hours ago
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Wanda TuckerBeautiful!!

10 hours ago
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Dinner bell for the chicks.
The dinner bell rings right as May shows up with food for her chicks, June and July.
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Milaka StrandI'm starting to see young Anna's hummingbirds at my feeders! <3

5 days ago   ·  1
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James VaughnOh Miss Hummingbird, what a long skinny beak you have!

5 days ago   ·  1
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Donyia RothfelderHow cute

5 days ago   ·  1
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Léia Defante MarciléaBeautiful.

5 days ago
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Donna AndersonCandace Buckner check this out!

4 days ago   ·  1

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June and July
June and July, a pair of nestling Anna's Hummingbirds, get fed by their mother. They are about 10 days out of the eggs.
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Autum SkyHave a humming bird nesting on my porch!

6 days ago   ·  1
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Brian Topczewskiwas jus outside and they came to feed, scares the hell outa me at first 2ft away

7 days ago
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Elizabeth NervianoI love them!😍😍😍😍💕💕💕💕💕💖

4 days ago
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Deneen KvetonThank you for sharing.

6 days ago
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Verlette Browne KitchensBeautifully all ways

7 days ago
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Over the edge...
Ever wonder where the bathroom is in a hummingbird nest? It's over the side. Right from the day they hatch, baby hummingbirds poop over the edge. (PS, It's harder when they are smaller.)
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Jeannie JonesLearned something new!

7 days ago
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Carol CampanoliIsn't nature beautiful? I love it!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Mary Hussawe, love this...

1 week ago   ·  1
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Annette BinghamWow, thank you!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Francie DempseyShe puts that food right in the tummy. So cute, thank you 👍🏼

1 week ago
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Alice Carrier ReynoldsI would love to find a nest to watch, wouldn't you Brandi Terry Reynolds?!?

7 days ago
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Wendy MckeeLove it...

1 week ago   ·  1
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Glenda HawthorneWhat a good mama.

1 week ago
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MissMargie AndersonSo sweet. ❤

1 week ago
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Kelly McLaughlinWendy Mckee

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Surf is doing great.
I caught Surf, a fledgling Anna's Hummingbird, doing his best to eat all the nectar in the honeysuckle. Looks like Surf is doing well. Surf had only been out of the nest for four days at this point. I didn't see his mother feeding him after this either.
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Jenn YoAdrienHow do you tell them apart?

1 week ago

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MissMargie AndersonSo beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

1 week ago
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May feeding June and July
May, an Anna's Hummingbird, feeds her young nestlings.
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Rhonda HortonAbsolutely amazing to see

1 week ago   ·  1
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Juanita ChavezLuv u ! Birdie !!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Alison N LarryFascinating birds.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Michelle BullockMay must be really close to you! The video is so crystal clear! I can make out every little detail. So awesome! Thank you for sharing!

1 week ago

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Maridith BumgarnerThis is a wonderful video how precious

1 week ago
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Maggie RamseyThank you for the gift of these beautiful videos! I enjoy them so much.

1 week ago
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Marie VerjinskiJUST AMAZING

1 week ago
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Hummingbirds up close shared their video.

Hummingbirds up close
Putting this out there again, just because I can. One of my favorite clips.
Hummingbird VS Caterpillar
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One of my favorite clips ever. Crystal fights off a caterpillar to protect her chicks.

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Nina EllawayIt looks to me that she was quite gentle to the caterpillar, just enough peck to see it off but not enough to cause obvious damage to it x

1 week ago   ·  8
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Brenda SandefurWhat a sweet gentle mama..<3 Love this one, First i have seen of it!! :D

1 week ago   ·  3
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Leslie DoumaniProd prod move along, Nothing to see here She was cute

1 week ago   ·  3
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Tracy DeMarcowouldn't she want to eat it?

1 week ago   ·  2
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Jeri WeltyJust push the thing down and out of the way!!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Sheila PriceSome didn't get to see it the first time and I appreciate the sharing. Sweet.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Barbara RichterI didn't know caterpillars were so dangerous‼️

1 week ago   ·  1
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Asif Iqbalone of the God's most beautiful creation truly God is Great

1 week ago   ·  1
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Jeannie JonesThanks, I had not seen it. I see why you like it!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Ashley Jones Martin:) Good Mom...Great Clip

1 week ago   ·  1
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Sheila KasparSo much violence!!!😜❤️

1 week ago   ·  3
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Kathy NettlesShe's a great mom!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Marietta Erlinda Napa-BallardGood Momma....😊❤️👍

1 week ago   ·  1
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Nicole AsselinPoke, poke, poke... lol!

1 week ago   ·  2
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Cathy Allman WoodsonWay to go momma.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Maridith BumgarnerI love this video

1 week ago   ·  1
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Deborah ArmstrongGo away worm!! Peck peck!!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Cathy Obst PrestonGood mama

1 week ago   ·  1
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Renee SalazarAwww So Cute..

1 week ago   ·  1
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Debbi Lewis SaundersSo sweet!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Kathryn F HuntAtta' girl! <3

1 week ago   ·  1
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Traci M JenkinsI love it

1 week ago   ·  1
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Christine LagroneGood momma.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Linda Tackett:) Just go away already!!!!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Jay ChaseAwe..hahaha

1 week ago   ·  1
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Sun learns to feed
Sun, an Anna's Hummingbird, learning to feed itself on it's fourth day out of the nest. Sun is tasting some pollen from an Ocean Spray bush.
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Milaka StrandSweet little Sun! This footage is just amazing. Thank you so much! These brief clips always make me smile!

1 week ago
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Sun getting lunch
Sun, an Anna's Hummingbird Fledgling, gets another round of lunch from mother Sandy while waiting in the Ocean Spray bush.
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Milaka StrandI think little Sun is my favorite baby so far. There's just something about Sun. <3

2 weeks ago
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Brenda SandefurSweet mama!!! <3

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Sun tries out the wings.
Sun, an Anna's Hummingbird chick, practices flying and tests it's grip on a twig. This is Sun's third day out of the nest. Surf, it's sibling, also makes a cameo appearance near the end.
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Milaka StrandThat was really neat - watching the little one work their wings and hold on tight! Adorable! I love how Surf just sails in! :)

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Stephanie FoulgerThank god the babies are safe from crows!!! I had 2 baby hummingbirds and the crows came and ate them!!! I cried for days and finally took the nest down because I knew it would not ever be safe for other mama hummingbirds lay their eggs in. Nature is SO BRUTAL! :(

2 weeks ago   ·  3

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Brenda SandefurWow Sun is getting really good, i think showing off for Surf lol..That was so fun to see!!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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LuAnne Brogger MoeI've been enjoying your videos. I am in Minnesota and our hummingbirds have just come!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Lisa Davidson Williamsto sweet

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Judy MonarskiThey are lovely! They are so dear to my heart💗

1 week ago
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Maria Eugenia RomeroThis is incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

1 week ago
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Gage Heeringagotta love birds Janean Crapo Kaylene Brouse

2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Hasya Flores GómezSo sweet! "Look what I can do mama"

2 weeks ago
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Rhonda HortonThat's nest to see

2 weeks ago
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Nevelyn CrossPrecious!😊

2 weeks ago
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Sandy drops by with lunch for Sun.
Sun, a fledgling Anna's Hummingbird, gets fed by it's mother shortly after fledging.
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Glenda HawthorneHas it figured out what it can eat yet?

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Milaka StrandIt's just amazing how quickly they grow. :)

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Liv Olaug TouHeldige du som har Hummingbirds hos deg.Vi har ikke den skjønne fuglen her j Norge

2 weeks ago
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Jeannie JonesThanks....

2 weeks ago
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Verlette Browne KitchensMother feeding her young.

2 weeks ago
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Wendy SchraderSuch dedicated moms

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Sun eating pollen
Sun, a fledgling Anna's Hummingbird, is learning to eat the pollen on the Ocean Spray plants. Looks like she likes it.
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Milaka StrandThat's some of the cutest footage you've posted yet! :) Little Sun has definitely won my heart <3

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Deneen KvetonGreat little video. Thank you for sharing.

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Robin WestBeautiful capture!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Glenda HawthorneI didn't know they eat pollen!

2 weeks ago
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Clyda VanhookSo good to see this.

2 weeks ago
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Jeannie JonesThank for sharing!

2 weeks ago
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Sandy PyleLove it!

2 weeks ago
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Aileen Lorraine GeorgeJudy

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Sun and Surf
Sun and Surf, a pair of Anna's Hummingbird chicks share a bush, but no longer share a nest. Sun, the remaining nestling will fledge shortly, but meanwhike, Surf gets on with exploring the world.
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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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