Allen's Hummingbird Nest - Spring 2021
An Allen's Hummingbird nest from Oceanside California Spring 2021
An Allen’s hummingbird nest from Oceanside California. The camera streamed live 24/7 with sound and you could even watch them at night thanks to the wonders of inferred technology approved by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The nest may look light at night but it’s completely dark there and it wont harm them at all.
Her name is Olive. On January14th she laid the first of two eggs and on the 15th the second. This is the same tree she and other hummingbirds have nested in past years. Olive has used this nest three years now.
Two weeks later on the 26th at 12:30pm the first egg hatched. Then on the 27th at 6:00am the second hatched. Nine days later on February 4th their eyes started to open. On February 22nd the older baby started leaving the nest and flying branch to branch in their Ficus tree.
On February 23rd at 9:29 the older baby flew from the nest area to a Liquid Amber Tree 15 feet to the right. Olive followed him and both sat in that tree for about 15 minutes, then both flew left, to the big Stone Pine tree.
Two hours later at 11:33 the second baby flew from the nest. She went down to a weed in the yard for a few minutes and back up on the nest. Olive was with her the entire time. She eventually flew over to the pine tree. Olive continued cetching bugs and watching over everything from a high tree branch and then she started cleaning up the nest.
LINKS TO VIDEOS:
Morning Chores - Morning nest tune up and egg turning
First Feeding - Mom feeing new baby, first time eating
First Breakfast - New babies having first breakfast together
Eyes starting to open - 8 & 9 days old, eyes starting to open
Two weeks old - Babies are 13 and 14 days old
Breakfast with mom - 16 days old mom only comes to feed
No more room - 17 days old, no more room for mom
Feathers and wings - 23 days old, it wont be long now
Lunch with mom - Lunch with mom, 24 days old, getting big
Breakfast and walk - 27 day old, first time out of the nest
Learning to fly - Mom watches as older baby learns to fly
First baby leaves - The first baby flies from the nest area
Second baby leaves - The second baby leaves the nest
Links to past years:
Spring 2014 - Spring 2018 - Spring 2019 - Spring 2020 - Spring 2021 - Spring 2023 1st Clutch