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 VICTORIA BC.Hummingbird Cam..2013/ 2014
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 11:00 AM EST  
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7:57-7:58am
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 11:03 AM EST  
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Mom broods her babies
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I wish we could see more......... We are missing so much...... Mom always has her back to us when feeding the chicks..

Two beaks earier
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 12:54 PM EST  
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9:37am
I saw both chicks having PS
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And another great feeding by Mom
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Mom brooding her chicks
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 05:15 PM EST  
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1:24pm
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 05:18 PM EST  
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1:24pm
Mom brroding..that was a bug stew meal. can see the bug on Mom beak
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The mother hummingbird will drink nectar and eat bugs and then regurgitate the slurry substance the baby hummingbirds can digest. She will feed this mixture to the baby hummingbirds approximately every twenty (20) minutes. A baby hummingbird needs the mother hummingbird to feed them. Baby hummingbirds can not drink hummingbird nectar like adults do because there is not enough protein in the regular hummingbird nectar. If a baby hummingbird had a diet of only regular hummingbird nectar, the baby hummingbird would become severally crippled, or would die. If you find a sick, injured, or abandoned hummingbird, please read our First-Aid for Baby Hummingbirds section first, before attempting to rescue them.

When a mother hummingbird comes to feed the baby hummingbirds, the baby hummingbirds will feel the wind from the wing of their mother and lift their little heads up and open their mouths. The mother hummingbird will insert her beak all the way down into the mouths of the baby hummingbirds while dropping a little of the regurgitated insects and nectar inside. When the mother hummingbird does this, you can see her throat swell as she pumps the baby food out of her beak in an up and down motion, kind of like a sewing needle on a sewing machine

2:08pm..2:09pm
Excellent feeding....... mom going from to the other and we can see on the left reaching up
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 05:19 PM EST  
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 05:20 PM EST  
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 05:22 PM EST  
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And mom settles in to brood
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