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 Victoria BC - 2011 - Hummingbird Cam
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By: Pat B (offline) on Monday, March 07 2011 @ 11:52 AM EST (Read 91134 times)  
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Victoria BC - Hummingbird Nest

This Cam shows an Anna's Hummingbird - named Tweet - daughter of Sweetie Bird.
It is in a garden in Victoria BC and is being shown under the HWF umbrella.

Her nesting season is from December to August, during which time she will lay a pair of eggs every 6 weeks.

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Join us to watch the 2011 season - on Pacific time (GMT -8)

There is a wealth of Hummingbird information at Eric's home site
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By: Pat B (offline) on Monday, March 07 2011 @ 11:55 AM EST  
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Tweet is an Anna’s Hummingbird. Nesting in a garden in Victoria BC.
Her nesting season is from December to August. During that time period will lay two eggs almost every six weeks. In fact, when one batch of chicks gets too large for her to sit on, she will make another nest and lay another two eggs and she sits on those while still feeding her near fledged chicks!

Laying the eggs
She lays two eggs, about a day and a half apart. This becomes obvious in the development of the chicks because one is always a bit ahead of the other, in hatching, feeding and even fledging. You get to realize just how vital a single day can be in the life of a hummingbird when you see how fast they develop.

The eggs
The eggs are about the size of coffee beans and have a soft papery shell. When the chick emerges, the shell collapses like a soft paper bag and becomes part of the nest floor. The chicks have no little point on their beak like other birds so they break through the eggshell by simply getting to big for it and splitting it like a sprout out of a seed.




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By: Pat B (offline) on Monday, March 07 2011 @ 11:57 AM EST  
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Tweets left her nest on March 11, 2011 when her only egg didn't hatch...:cry1:

As of May 24, 2011..We are now following Fluff who has two eggs..
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First Clutch 2011
Fluff laid both eggs around May 12, 2011
Both eggs hatched May 31, 2011



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By: Pat B (offline) on Monday, March 07 2011 @ 05:54 PM EST  
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7th March 2011
2:45 pm
Tweet is almost hidden in this afternoon light
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By: Woodlands Bleu (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 11:02 AM EST  
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Pat.....this nest is spectacular with the flowering tree around it!

She is a beautiful "bleu" hummingbird,or at least has some pretty blue patches. I will be back!
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By: Tweet Dreams (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 11:36 AM EST  
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Tweets Meets Tweet!giggle

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Pat thanks for introducing another beautiful hummer cam! Tweet left the nest for a few minutes. Is there an egg there or have they hatched? The wind was blowing and the cam was a bit distorted.
Great discription of Hummers!


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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 11:40 AM EST  
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8:36 a.m.
Tweet was off the nest long enough to catch a glimpse of at least one egg
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She returned with fluff to add to her nest.


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By: Tweet Dreams (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 11:42 AM EST  
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Thanks! You answered my question Judy!


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By: Pat B (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 01:11 PM EST  
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Quote by: Woodlands Bleu

Pat.....this nest is spectacular with the flowering tree around it!

She is a beautiful "bleu" hummingbird,or at least has some pretty blue patches. I will be back!
carolyn



Ummm - no flowers yet - that's lichen - but she has shown artistic talent, decorating the nest with it Smile



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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 01:36 PM EST  
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Hi everyone... Thank you for this cam and thread..


I got these caps early this morning around 8:45am

Tweet is off the nest.. can see one egg.
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Tweet returns with some fluff
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She is brooding her egg now
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 01:41 PM EST  
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10:39am
Tweet is off the nest bowl
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Tweet just flew on the nest
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10:40am
Tweet is actively looking around.
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 01:49 PM EST  
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10:46am
Tweet was off the nest again for about one minute then came flying back
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10:47am
Brooding her egg now
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QUESTION... Does anyone know when Tweet laid her first egg... i will read up on all the information available later today..


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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 01:58 PM EST  
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I just read the most recent blog update on Eric's site - http://www.hummingbirdsupclose.com/blog/welcome-tweet - and he said this might be the first nest for Tweet - she just hatched last year. I'll try to ask if he knows how many eggs there are.

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By: Pat B (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 02:04 PM EST  
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Quote by: JudyB

I just read the most recent blog update on Eric's site - http://www.hummingbirdsupclose.com/blog/welcome-tweet - and he said this might be the first nest for Tweet - she just hatched last year. I'll try to ask if he knows how many eggs there are.


His site says two - I have seen a full one and a hint of one hiding inside the nest wall!



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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, March 08 2011 @ 05:34 PM EST  
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Thank you JudyB and Pat for the information... this should be interesting to watch this new Mom... she is on her own ... unlike our eagles who have the male around to help..


2:28pm
Nest bowl.. eggs must be leaning towards the front of the nest ... can see part of one ...
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2:29pm
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She settles on the nest bowl
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