I have been enthralled with a hummingbird from California named Phoebe. Some wonderful people, Mr. and Mrs. P, have set up a live webcam on her nest. She’s been nesting in this particular rose bush for several years and has 5 nests there. She alternates between them.
She is a Channel Island Allen’s hummingbird. A non-migratory race from California. From reading the information that the P’s have collected and shared, Phoebe usually lays 4-5 clutches of eggs per season. The general consensus is that this Phoebe is actually Phoebe #2. No matter, any nesting hummingbird in this bush is automatically dubbed Phoebe.
I have just begun to watch her story. She had laid two eggs already. I missed the first hatching, but last night I was just checking in to see how things with little ‘Hope’ were going. I got a great surprise and was able to share it with my kids. ‘Hoku’ hatched! I sat and watched the progress for hours. I’m sure there are other things I could (and should) have been doing, but I just couldn’t look away! Lucky for you, it was recorded! The video is more than a hour long, but if you want to see the good stuff go to around an hour and a half. Enjoy!!