Mother Allen's Hummingbird Hatches Two Eggs and Feeds Baby Birds HQ
Welcome to the live hummingbird nest cam of Emerald, our little Allen's Hummingbird mother. Emerald has built her nest on a string of Christmas lights in front of a home in Thousand Oaks, California. This video follows her from warming her eggs to hatching two beautiful baby chicks. Watch her feed and take care of them 24/7 on the live cam.
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Frequently Asked Questions
❓What species of hummingbird is this? This is an Allen's Hummingbird which normally breeds on the West coast of the United States and Mexico, although the bird has been spotted in other areas of the southern United States.
❓Does this mother hummingbird have a name? The contest to name our mother hummingbird is over! And the winner is... EMERALD (40% of 970 votes). We wish the best for Emerald and her babies!
❓When was the first and the second hatch? The first egg hatched at 1:29pm on February 7. The second egg hatched at 10:40am on February on February 8.
❓What day was the first hummingbird egg laid? The first egg was laid on January 19 and the second on January 21.
❓How long will it take the baby hummingbirds to leave the nest? The juvenile hummingbirds will fledge between 18 to 28 days after they hatched.
❓What is the nest made from? The nest is made from grasses and small twigs filled in with soft and fluffy fibre that the mother hummingbird finds on fuzzy plants like seed pods, dandelion down, cottonwood and the like. The nest is held together with spider silk and is soft and spongy to accommodate the rapidly increasing size of the baby birds. To camouflage the nest she put paint chips on the outside to try to blend in with the house.
❓How can I help with the nest building? You can supply soft material for the mother hummingbird to use in her nest. You can buy nesting material for your hummingbird here: https://amzn.to/3qMImAM
❓Will the nest be used again? This same location has been used for a few years. Hummingbirds often have two or three clutches per year, so when these babies fly away we might not be finished for the season!