Posted by: notsofancynancy | January 9, 2013

Hummingbird Webcam

One of my friends on my lilac bush

One of my friends on my lilac bush

I love hummingbirds. We have six different feeders on our windows giving us a great view of their antics. Here in California we have some that stay all year long but my favorite time of the year is when they are migrating. At that time our yard is hummingbird central. But have you ever wished you could see them in their nest? Well now you can. I have been watching brood after brood being born and raised on a webcam. It is amazing to see it all unfold as the babies hatch grow and then fledge. One of the more interesting things about baby hummingbirds is they automatically poo outside of their nests. It amazes me that even when they are just born they will instinctually move their bottoms to the top of the nest and poo right out of it.

Well now you can watch the whole process on a hummingbird cam. I have been enjoying the process for years now and am amazed that this hummingbird continues to lay her eggs in the same nest. She had just had two babies hatch. Now we get to watch them grow and eventually fledge.

(Check out the webcam by clicking here)

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Responses

  1. Web Cam is awesome!!!! And it is at your house? 🙂 Kenny T

    • No not at my house! But I have been watching this cam for years. I believe it is somewhere down in the Los Angeles Basin.

  2. Hummingbirds are awesome – watching them float and dart through the air is amazing.

    • Watching the mother tend to the babies is also amazing. They are small now but they grow fast. I have often wondered how both chicks and the mom fit in those little nests. But they do it just fine.

      • Isn’t it still amazing?

      • It really is!

    • Last spring we had up to twenty at a time at our feeders. It is really fun to watch them!

  3. Thank you for sharing!

  4. OMG Nancy….no one is getting anything done today, how fantastic is that? Thanks so much for the Link.

    • I can spend a little too much time too! I love it!

  5. Beautiful I miss having them right out my window all year round like you.

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  6. This nest is in a rose bush!! Wow… I thought it would have been in a tree!

    • What is really amazing to me is she lays brood after brood in the same nest.

      • Really?? That’s cool… We have crows and cats around my house. I could never see their nests ‘cuz they are too high up…

      • Their nests are so small they are hard to see even if they are right in front of your face. If you look at the mama when she is in the nest it is hard to imagine that both her and her babies, once they get bigger, all fit. Last year the crows got into the nest on the webcam and the keepers rigged it up so the babies and mama would be safe. This year she built a new one in the same bush. It is so fun watching them thrive.

      • That is nice to hear!

  7. Too humbling for words…life in all its forms brings peace if one can just sit still for a bit and observe.

    • I do love watching them. It does make for a humbling experience.

  8. Love this!

  9. Thanks for the webcam link. Fascinating! Only Ruby Throated Hummingbirds come to our feeders here in the Adirondacks in northern New York State. We love feeding them and watching their amazing acrobatics. That they survive and flourish in this often harsh climate with its short summers is a miracle. We are so looking forward to their return once Spring is well underway.

    • They are amazing little jewels. I feel so lucky to have them year round here in the High Desert of So Cal. Even today we are getting a little snow and those little buggers are still feeding at the feeders. Fascinating little creatures.

  10. We love nature webcams and we are truly enjoying this one. Thank you for sharing.


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