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Hummingbird and chick on live webcam

Phoebe is an Allen’s hummingbird. She and her chick, Sassy, are nesting in an Orange County, Calif.,  rose bush. Be patient; it takes time to load. You may need to click “reload.” And, oh yes, lights out after dark:

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This feed was acquired at, and is also available at Ustream, where you can read a lot more about Phoebe and Sassy and join in a live chat with other Phoebe phans.

If you’re familiar with hummers, you’ll love this. If you’re not, understand that hummers aren’t much bigger than cicadas and their nests are about the size of a golf ball. Here in Colorado, the ones I’ve seen usually nest in pine trees, where the nests’ small size, outer covering of pine bark, and sheltering evergreen foliage make them almost impossible to spot.

My thanks to Manon for directing me to this wonderful site. Beats the heck out of CNN!

Did I mention I’m absolutely enthralled by this cam?


  1. OMG! This is WONDERFUL! I first checked it out last night, but now it’s daylight and she’s on the nest! Thank so much for posting this!
    Don’t thank me; Manon found it. But it is awesome, isn’t it? I can’t stop watching; I keep making a little “nest” with my fingers to remind myself how small those birds really are.

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