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« on: 11-Nov-09, 07:15:23 PM »

...is at it again!   hummer

Two eggs...one hatched so far...



Video on Youtube

Phoebe cam
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« Reply #1 on: 12-Nov-09, 06:31:14 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: 21-Nov-09, 06:37:46 PM »

Both eggs hatched...they're getting BIG!

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« Reply #3 on: 23-Jan-10, 07:52:14 PM »

There is a new clutch at this nest. Sassy and Storm hatched on January 19.





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« Reply #4 on: 24-Jan-10, 04:12:09 AM »

Amazing! 
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« Reply #5 on: 02-Feb-10, 12:24:11 AM »

Sadly, it seems that we lost little Storm on January 25. Sassy seems to be doing okay so far.

         
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« Reply #6 on: 14-Feb-10, 02:10:38 PM »

Will hummingbird chick survive? See it live
February 12th, 2010, 1:50 pm ·


Hundreds of people in cyberspace are on pins and needles this week, waiting to learn whether a baby Allen’s hummingbird in Irvine will survive.

Photo of Allen's hummingbird nesting courtesy, Joe Dellwo.

The baby and its mother can be seen live via video streaming. They live in a cup-shaped nest in a rose bush in Joe Dellwo’s front yard. Dellwo, who works as a chip-maker at a semi-conductor company, says the nest has been occupied for seven years.

This year, however — his third streaming live video — all is not well in the nest.

“This chick doesn’t seem to be developing, so I may have to take her to a rehabber,” Dellwo said.

Dellwo describes himself as a nature enthusiast but not necessarily a birder. He’s fond of hummingbirds, and thinks the very same female might be returning year after year.

No one can be sure, though he says Allen’s hummingbirds can live as long as 12 years.

Dellwo says the chick should have grown a good coat of feathers by now.

“She seems slow to mature, but otherwise healthy,” he said.

He says recent storms might be to blame. The mother laid two eggs during the wet weather, but the other chick died after a few days; Dellwo wonders if the birds could have hatched prematurely.

If the chick’s condition continues to deteriorate, Dellwo says he might intervene and take it to a bird rehabilitation specialist.

About 400 to 500 people keep track of the nest at any one time, he said.

“People seem very engaged, very concerned,” he said. “A lot of people are watching to see the outcome of this drama.”
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« Reply #7 on: 26-Feb-10, 10:57:22 PM »

Sassy was taken to rehab, but very sadly, we lost her on February 20.

Sassy just before going to rehab:



Phoebe prepared her other nest for more eggs, and laid her first egg yesterday.

   

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« Reply #8 on: 15-Jun-10, 08:45:11 PM »

After the February nesting failure I just couldn't bring myself to watch Phoebe's nest.  But I'd been watching her for a few years, so curiosity finally got the better of me...I checked her facebook page.  She had 2 successful fledglings recently...



Hope & Hoku May 24th



Hoku in a yucca June 2
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« Reply #9 on: 16-Jun-10, 10:53:30 AM »

DumpsterKitty, I've been watching more closely than you and she did not have 2 successful fledglings recently.  Just days before they were about to fledge, a crow attacked the nest.  About an hour later the owner came home and found Hoku on the ground and returned it to the nest.  Hope was never found.  Then you see with the second photo that Hoku successfully fledged. 

Just thought you'd like to know. 
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« Reply #10 on: 16-Jun-10, 11:09:40 AM »

Thanks for that gawoman.   That's one of the things I dislike about facebook...very hard to sift through all the "stuff" and find facts.  I saw the pictures and assumed both fledged.  Sad, but at least she successfully hatched and raised both this time.
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