JOHN ZAPF'S ARTISTIC IMAGES CHANNEL INFORMATION

Welcome to our channel from Oceanside, California! Featuring high-quality LIVE camera streams and hundreds of recorded videos, we bring you Olive, an Allen’s hummingbird mother. In 2023, Olive produced three successful clutches, and she kicked off the 2024 nesting season with her first clutch in December 2023. She is expected to have more clutches during her nesting season (Dec – June).

Olive is a year-round Allen’s hummingbird who has been living in our backyard for several years now. She is believed to be about 3-4 years old. She spends her days in the Ficus tree on our patio, which is protected by shades. At night, she sleeps in some of the larger trees in the yard. She pollinates a large variety of wildflowers found in our area. She also feeds from her very own hummingbird feeder outside our kitchen window, which she fiercely defends. During the winter and spring, she is busy building her nest, laying eggs, and raising her chicks. In the summer and fall, she rests and recuperates, and molts into her beautiful new plumage while living life perching, feeding, and chasing other hummingbirds in the yard.

Our LIVE streams follow Olive and her chicks, documenting their amazing lives from nest building to egg laying, hatching, feeding, growth, fledging, and beyond. Join us on this journey to learn about the fascinating lives of hummingbirds!


Key Highlights & Events

2nd Clutch 2024

  • 🪹February 12, 2024 - Olive starts "nestorations"
  • 🥚February 20, 2024 - First egg laid 6:40 AM
  • 🥚February 22, 2024 - Second egg laid 6:43 AM
1st Clutch 2024
  • 🪹December 6, 2023 - Olive starts "nestorations"
  • 🥚December 22, 2023 - First egg laid 8:56 AM
  • 🥚December 24, 2023 - Second egg laid 6:47 AM
  • 🐣January 8, 2024 - First egg hatches at 10:45 AM (15 days from laying)
  • 🐣January 8, 2024 - Second egg hatches at 4:57 PM (15 days from laying)
  • 🥳January 10, 2024 - Chicks are named Dawn and Dusk
  • 🌜January 21, 2024 - Chick's first night alone on the nest
  • ✈ January 31, 2024 - Fledge Watch begins!
  • 🪹February 4, 2024 - Dawn fledges the nest at 6:30:43 AM (27 days old)
  • 🪹February 4, 2024 - Dusk fledges the nest at 9:01:41 AM (27 days old)

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Live Cameras
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Playlists:


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Website Links
➡️ Hummingbird Nests all past years: https://artisticimages.com/hummingbird-nests/


Nest Weather Station
🌤 Check live weather 25 feet from the nest: https://artisticimages.com/obvw/


Shop
🛍️ Olive is one of YouTube's favorite Allen’s hummingbirds! Visit our online store for an opportunity to purchase Olive memorabilia and show your support and appreciation for this amazing little hummingbird. Olive's online store offers clothing and other items in a range of different colors and sizes to cater to our diverse customer base. We ship worldwide. https://artisticimages.myspreadshop.com/

🌳 Here are links to some of the things you see on camera, and that I have around the yard for Olive and her family. Please help support Olive and our channel by using these links: https://kit.co/JZs-ArtisticImages/olive-s-yard

🐦 If anyone is interested in buying the NetVue Birdfy Video Camera Feeder https://shop.netvue.com/?ref=oozzmpgg you can use my code to get 10% off.
code:HIJOHNZAPF


Guides
🗂️ Download our free guide on how to keep your feeders clean and safe for healthy and happy hummingbirds! https://artisticimages.com/download/Maintain-Hummingbird-Feeder.pdf


Nightbot Commands
!allens - 📰 Information about the Allen's hummingbirds.
!annas - 📰 Information about the Anna's hummingbirds.
!channel - 📺 A link to out YouTube channel.
!cotton - 💭 A picture of the cotton options Olive has to choose from
!dad - ☹ The male hummingbird only impregnates the female, no co-parenting at all.
!donate - 🧡 Help us get another camera on Olive's feeder? Donate just $1!
!eggs - 🥚 A picture of Olive's eggs.
!eggsize - 🥚 A good size comparison picture for the nest and eggs.
!feeder - 🥤 Olive's Feeder outside the kitchen window.
!info - 📰 All Information for our channel.
!larry - 🍃 Larry the leaf finally succumbed to mold...
!membership - 💚 Hello Olive fans, become a member.
!nectar - 🍹 Information on how to make Hummingbird nectar.
!nestarea - 🖼 A picture of Olive's nest area.
!nestsize - 🖼 A picture of the nest with a quarter in it.
!nestweather - 🌤 Live weather information from Olive's nest area.
!okf - 🪹 Olive's new nesting material this clutch, Organic Kapok Fiber.
!pmtree - 🖼 Picture of the Peppermint Tree and feeders.
!pup - 🦮 A picture of Kiara, our dog that's in the back yard sometimes.
!shop - 🛍️ Here's your opportunity to purchase Olive memorabilia and show your support.
!sptree - 🖼 Here is a picture of Olive's favorite tree.
!skeeter - 🦟 Don't worry, mosquitos cannot harm the chicks.
!subscribe - 🔔 Make sure to subscribe to stay informed...
!teacher - 📣 Calling Kinder - Gr 2 Teachers 📣.
!weather - 🌤 General weather for our location.


Technical Information
⚙️This is in HD. For optimal viewing: If watching on a computer, hover over the video, go down to the "Settings Gear ⚙️" and select Quality 1080P for the clearest picture.

🖥 We use a Dell PE R740 Server with OBS Studio to transmit Olive's live streams to YouTube. Additionally, we use CamStreamer to broadcast the Fountain and Feeder content to YouTube.

🎥 Olive's Nest Area Camera: AXIS P3245-LVE - 12mm. The Microphone is an AXIS TP3901.

🎥 Water Fountain and Birdbath Camera: AXIS P3265-LVE Dome Camera - 22mm. The Microphone is an AXIS TP3901.

🎥 Feeder Camera: AXIS P1465-LE Bullet Camera - 29mm. The Microphone is an AXIS TP3901.


ℹ️ Hummingbirds are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and by the Federal Lacey Act.

©️ This live feed is owned and operated by Artistic Images®. Any public use of the live video, including screen captures, requires prior approval and credit to the organization: https://artisticimages.com. Thank you for your consideration!


💖 It's an honor and a privilege to bring this experience to you. Thank you for watching with us. 💖