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Webcam: Phoebe the adorable hummingbird raising her babies.
Hummingbird Nest Cam ^ | 3/19/14 | Patriot08

Posted on 03/19/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by patriot08






Take a break from all the depressing news of the day.

Watch Phoebe Allen, the adorable little hummingbird, lay her eggs and raise her babies HERE

Absolutely cute overload.


Phoebe is a Channel Island Allen hummingbird who lives in Orange County, California. She has been hatching 4 to 5 eggs per year and her nest has been on net webcam since 2007.

She is currently sitting on two eggs.



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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: hummingbird; phoebe; webcam
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1 posted on 03/19/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: patriot08

Thanks! I used to have this link or a similar one but haven’t been able to find it.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 10:56:23 AM PDT by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: patriot08
Philosopher of Science Paul Nelson on Bird Flight
3 posted on 03/19/2014 10:56:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: patriot08

Is it dark there.I can’t see anything.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 10:56:45 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

Ping

Cute hummer webcam.
She’s so cute when she returns to her nest and turns her eggs.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 11:01:27 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: fatima

No, it’s not dark.
Sometimes it takes a while for the cam to come on, and you usually have to listen to a commercial first. :)


6 posted on 03/19/2014 11:03:44 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts

birdie ping


7 posted on 03/19/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: patriot08

I had the pleasure of having a hummingbird build her nest outside my house one year. I watched the family’s progress everyday. The best day was when I saw two little beaks over the edge of the nest and mom feeding them.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 11:04:16 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: prisoner6

You’re welcome.

Watched her last Summer. So cute.
You can usually find her by Googling ‘Phoebe’ or ‘hummingbird webcam’.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 11:07:10 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Interesting. Thanks


10 posted on 03/19/2014 11:07:56 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

A rosebush is an interesting location for a nest.
Here, they liked the hemlock pine.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 11:08:56 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: patriot08

Thanks.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 11:10:18 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Rusty0604
Yes, they are adorable.

I've watched Phoebe on and off for a few years. One year a lizard crawled up the rosebush where she nests and stole her eggs. Poor little thing.

13 posted on 03/19/2014 11:12:03 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

LOVE birds. Thanks for that link!


14 posted on 03/19/2014 11:14:36 AM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Darksheare

I suppose the thorns would discourage most predators.
But, as I said, one year a lizard crawled up the rose bush and got her eggs.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

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16 posted on 03/19/2014 11:15:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ZULU

LOVE birds. Thanks for that link!
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Me, too. Just love all animals.
This little hummer is so adorable.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 11:17:38 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

BookMark!


18 posted on 03/19/2014 11:22:49 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: patriot08

Hummingbird are one fo the few bird species i like besides the ones that go nicely between two slices of bread. They don’t crap all over like canada geese and they don’t cause property damage like wood peckers...


19 posted on 03/19/2014 11:25:17 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: patriot08

That would do it.
Here, no lizards.
But lots of bluejays.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 11:25:51 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: patriot08

I like it. She’s the only Hummingbird I know with both first and last names. Maybe her middle name is Wing-Girl.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 11:26:28 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

LOL. Yeah. Thought them giving her a first and last name was cute.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 11:33:04 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

I know almost nothing about Cams, except that many parents like using them to view a newborn or if they’re suspicious of their babysitter. I am guessing that such a camera is silent, either that, or their bird gets used to the sound and is not frightened or distracted.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 11:33:35 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Probably both. One year Phoebe’s ‘landloard’ had to put some wire fencing around her nest. The neighborhood cats were getting interested.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 11:41:27 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: All

By the way, the article should read, ‘Phoebe usually raises 4-5 clutches a year’- not ‘hatches 4-5 eggs’.

Busy little mom. LOL


25 posted on 03/19/2014 11:46:31 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: GraceG
I made a couple bird houses several years ago and placed them on the edge of a small woods behind my house. Finally last year a pair of chickadees decided to move into one of them.

Their nest was almost complete when they myseriously vanished. I had cut grooves below the entrance hole thinking they could use it to hang on to before jumping in but after watching them, they simply flew into the hole. Right before they left I saw on two occasions a starling hanging on to the grooves and trying to get into the house. They probably left because of that damn starling..........

So this winter I made new front doors, left them smooth on the outside and cut the entrance hole down to 1 5/8". Hopefully the starlings will leave it alone and the chicadees may try it again..........

26 posted on 03/19/2014 11:54:19 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: patriot08

Thanks for the link. Something beautiful to see on a rainy day in Oregon.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 11:55:46 AM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: GraceG

‘Hummingbird are one fo the few bird species i like besides the ones that go nicely between two slices of bread. They don’t crap all over like canada geese and they don’t cause property damage like wood peckers...’

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Birds are beautiful, but some of them can make a mess.
Around here we have Grackles (a type of blackbird) who really can make an unbelievable mess with their droppings.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 12:00:03 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

Complete with audio too........Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....LOL!


29 posted on 03/19/2014 12:02:52 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Wicket

Thanks.
It is beautiful to watch Phoebe tend her eggs/babies.

77F here and sunny. (S Tex)


30 posted on 03/19/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

One day I opened up one of our bluebird houses and a bull snake crawled out... all the babies had been eaten. Settled his hash with a round of snake shot.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Hot Tabasco

She sounds like a bumble bee when she flies in.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

One day I opened up one of our bluebird houses and a bull snake crawled out... all the babies had been eaten. Settled his hash with a round of snake shot.
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Poor little birds. Good on you- got the snake.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 12:10:37 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08
She sounds like a bumble bee when she flies in.

Yea, that's a much better description

34 posted on 03/19/2014 12:13:03 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: All

Surely they have hummer feeders out for Phoebe.
Think I read that they did so she doesn’t have to leave her eggs/babies for too long to feed.
Also, think I read that they put out fluff and stuff for her nests.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 12:14:34 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Hot Tabasco; All

She’s so cute when she returns to her nest and turns her eggs...all that wriggling and squirming around. LOL

And often tidies up her nest, too.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 12:20:12 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Hot Tabasco

I always loved the mud swallows that moved into our old chicken coop, they made cool nests and nice songs.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tijeras_Slim
One day I opened up one of our bluebird houses

You know it's funny TS, bluebirds are native to Michigan throughout the state and while I grew up in Northern Michigan as a kid but have lived here in the metro Detroit area since 1972, I had never seen a bluebird until I was golfing at one of the local metro parks back in the mid 1990's. That was the only bluebird until.......

This past June I went back up north for my 45 year class reunion and stayed with a close friend who lives alone out in the country on 45 acres. At the back of his yard he had placed bluebird houses on all the fence posts and he told me that 5 of them had housed bluebird families. And sure enough, I saw at least 6 flying around his property.........I thought that was pretty cool.

I think what's happened here in southern Michigan is that their nesting habitats have been taken over by the sparrows and starlings...........

38 posted on 03/19/2014 12:45:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: GraceG
I always loved the mud swallows

Not familiar with your mud swallows, here we have barn swallows. I had birdhouse hanging in my front pin oak tree a couple years ago and one day whilw walking under it I heard a scratching noise coming from it.

When I took it down to see what was inside, it was a barn swallow who had entered it but couldn't get out.

Fortunately the bird was still healthy and he flew away but I threw the house into the garbage. Prior to that poor thing, all I would get was the damn sparrows and as soon as I removed a nest they would build another one........they're vermin.

I have since built a new house with a smaller hole and installed it on the side of my house hoping to entice another swallow to come and make it its home.......

39 posted on 03/19/2014 12:58:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: GraceG

I look at swallows as the “Blue Angels” of the bird community..............They’re acrobatic jets.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 1:02:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: patriot08

shameless self ping


41 posted on 03/19/2014 1:05:10 PM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: patriot08

shameless self ping


42 posted on 03/19/2014 1:05:19 PM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: GraceG

They are interesting. Didn’t realize there was such a thing. :)


43 posted on 03/19/2014 1:06:22 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Hot Tabasco

Growing up in Nebrasks we would have these tiny bird show up after rains in pastures that would run and you could catch them if you quick enough and I think they caught bugs and such, remeber when I was a wee child I would run in the pastures with my brother and catch the birds and pet them and let them go.

I think they were “Killdeer” or some name like that, they made a distinctive noise.

They were tiny birds that could run really fast but barely flew...


44 posted on 03/19/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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The people on the ‘Phoebe’ board were talking about another bird coming in and stealing Phoebe’s ‘fluff’ from her nest.
LOl- and about Phoebe getting some of it back.
Isn’t nature something?

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45 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:35 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Hot Tabasco

I always loved the mud swallows

Not familiar with your mud swallows, here we have barn swallows. I had birdhouse hanging in my front pin oak tree a couple years ago and one day whilw walking under it I heard a scratching noise coming from it.

We called them mud swallows, but it hink they were just barn swallows..


46 posted on 03/19/2014 1:23:35 PM PDT by GraceG
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Awfully windy there in Orange Co, Ca.
Phoebe’s nest is really bouncing around.
She’s liable to get seasick. LOL


47 posted on 03/19/2014 1:25:36 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: GraceG
I think they were “Killdeer” or some name like that, they made a distinctive noise.

Likely the kildeer which you could catch before they were able to fly..........

48 posted on 03/19/2014 1:50:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: All

Here’s a whole slew of Phoebe videos from years past, including Phoebe feeding chicks, fighting off another lizard, crow stealing her eggs, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=phoebe+the+hummingbird&page=1


49 posted on 03/19/2014 2:04:39 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Hot Tabasco

We have the western bluebirds in huge numbers here, and in the spring you can see hundreds on fences by the road.

Still doing research!


50 posted on 03/19/2014 3:52:28 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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