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Mon Sep 11, 2017, 11:09 PM

Hummingbird Nestlings

A Broad-billed hummingbird built a nest on a plant in my patio. Here is a video of her feeding her nestlings:

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Goblor Sep 11 OP
Bayard Sep 12 #1
gaiadiversity Thursday #5
BigmanPigman Sep 12 #2
SunSeeker Sep 12 #3
zentrum Thursday #4
arachadillo Thursday #6

Response to Goblor (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 12:01 AM

1. Beautiful!

Although I keep thinking that long beak is going to come out the little ones tail feathers!

How did you manage to film this?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 01:33 AM

5. Since the nest

was in my patio she got used to me coming and going. So I set up my HD video camera on a tripod and turned it on for a couple hours. After that I just selected the best clips for a short video.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 02:52 PM

2. Very cool. They never sit still longer than a zillion the of a second.

This reminds me of feeding geese to fatten up their livers for future patè.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:51 PM

3. That's hilarious how the babies instinctively know to stick their butts out of the nest to poop!

I guess that explains why bird nests aren't filled with bird poop.


Human babies definitely don't have this instinct.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 12:18 AM

4. Gorgeous nest.

What perfect engineering.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 06:04 PM

6. Hummingbird Video Tip

Thanks, that's a very nice tip for getting a hummingbird video.

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