Allen's Hummingbird Nest - Spring 2019
Live cam of an Allen's hummingbird in Oceanside, CA.
In February we noticed "April" (last year’s baby) was getting really big. We were keeping an eye on her old nest but we never saw any activity, so we thought she had made a new nest somewhere else. But to our surprise on March 10th we noticed two eggs in her childhood nest. She laid one egg on Saturday the 9th and the other on Sunday the 10th. Fifteen days later on Monday the 25th the first egg hatched at 11:24 AM. We named her Hazel. The next day the 26th at 11:42 AM the second egg hatched. We named him Sage.
On April 10 at 6:00PM a crow found the nest. All was gone in a split second. I can’t stop thinking about how open and accessible the nest was to the west, I should have noticed that! Poor April spent the rest of the night looking for the babies and calling out. I just wanted to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments and great pictures. I am so sorry this ended this way.