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Hummingbird cam - Phoebe

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Post  littlewid on Fri May 07, 2010 3:37 pm

Channel Island Allen Hummingbird

Phoebe is a beautiful Hummingbird I have been following since January. Life has been tough for Phoebe but she is a little battler that doesn't give up easily.
Phoebe laid her first eggs in December 2009, the first one hatched on 19th January 2010, this little chick was called Storm, then on the 20th January the second egg hatched and we welcomed Sassy into the world. sadly on the 26th January Storm passed away, the reason is unknown. Sassy appeared to be doing well but bad weather hit and sassy unfortunately passed away on the 18th February.
Phoebe seemed a little uneasy but laid another egg on 25th February and then another one on the 27th February, she was looking after the eggs well but the nest was attacked by a Lizzard and Phoebe moved one of the eggs to another nest and left one behind, neither eggs were viable. Phoebe rebuilt sassy & Storms nest on the 27th March and laid another egg on the 29th March and a further one on 31st march, again luck was not on Phoebes side as both eggs were eaten by crows. Phoebe fled this nest and took up residence in an old nest that belonged to two previous Hummingbirds called Jade and Julip, she didn't stay here long as she built a new nest of her own.
On 23rd April Phoebe laid another egg and then on the 25th April she laid a second egg, to date these eggs are fine and they are due to hatch, all being well on the 10th - 12th May.
Phoebe has laid up to six clutches in the past and has raised chicks to independence, lets hope these two eggs will have the same chance of life.

You can watch Phoebe on the following link but as the cam is from California and they are 8 hours behind us, the best viewing time is late afternoon and into the evening.
Heres the link for Phoebe :
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Hummingbird-Nest-Cam


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Post  whitestarling on Fri May 07, 2010 11:19 pm

Lets keep our fingers crossed Phoebe hatches and rears her chicks without any problems. Lovely Cam to watch
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Post  littlewid on Sat May 08, 2010 10:30 pm

Phoebe is sitting in her nest at the moment keeping her eggs warm and safe. It is a little windy and the rose bush that Phoebe's nest is in is getting a little blown at the moment but Phoebe is fine.



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Post  littlewid on Mon May 10, 2010 9:42 pm

Brilliant news!!!!! one egg has hatched, Hope hatched on the 9/05/10, we have one more egg to go, it should be very soon now.



Phoebe keeping Hope and her other egg nice and warm tonight.

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Post  littlewid on Mon May 10, 2010 9:50 pm

First pic of Hope in the nest with the remaining egg.


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Post  littlewid on Mon May 10, 2010 9:54 pm

All being well this time, Hope will fledge in 21 - 28 days time.

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Post  whitestarling on Mon May 10, 2010 10:09 pm

Fingers X Phoebe will be able to get Hope to fledge she tried hard enough over the last few weeks
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Post  littlewid on Mon May 17, 2010 9:43 pm

Some more good news, Phoebes second egg hatched on the 10th May, the chick is called Hoku, so now Phoebe has Hope & Hoku, heres hoping they all do well. Phoebe is on the nest this evening not giving us a peep of the chicks.


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Post  whitestarling on Mon May 17, 2010 10:51 pm

Thats great news LW thanks for letting us know. Hope fully everything goes OK for Phoebe this time
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Post  Laikipia on Tue May 18, 2010 8:37 am

Aaaaaaah that's lovely - Hope and Hoku. This is one webcam we'll have to watch everyday so we can keep tabs on Phoebe and the chicks. It would be so lovely if they both fledged.

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Post  Safari Maiden on Tue May 18, 2010 9:32 am

I have everything crossed these chicks make it. Pheobe has tried so hard before!

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Post  Laikipia on Tue May 18, 2010 3:55 pm



Phoebe was off the nest - so here we have Hope/Hoku

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Post  littlewid on Tue May 18, 2010 5:01 pm

Beautiful pic lai. We wil have to keep watching and hope this time Phoebes chicks have success. They should almost fledge together as there is only one day between them. It takes 21 - 28 days to fledge so we are looking at the 31st May - 7th June approx.....fingers crossed.

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Post  Laikipia on Tue May 18, 2010 5:03 pm

Great news - once they get a little bigger it will be easier to see who's who!

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Post  littlewid on Fri May 21, 2010 5:11 pm

Hope and Hoku this evening, they really seem to be doing well, it looks like this time Phoebe and her chicks may just be really lucky.


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Post  Laikipia on Fri May 21, 2010 5:17 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaah just look at them - aren't they just so sweet lying there together. I really hope one doesnt bully the other and that they both fledge successfully.

It would such a happy ending for poor Phoebe's earlier disasters

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Post  whitestarling on Fri May 21, 2010 11:24 pm

WOW the've really grown, it would be really great if they get through. Phoebe really deserves it after all the hard work she's put in
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Post  littlewid on Mon May 24, 2010 9:16 pm

Hope and Hoku are still doing really well, they are filling that tiny nest up between them both, it's still looking really good this time round for Phoebe and her chicks.

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Post  Laikipia on Mon May 24, 2010 9:26 pm

Great to know that both Hope and Hoku are okay and doing so well. They look really squashed in that tiny nest What a Face but i guess it's cosy for them.

Thanks for posting Littlewid.

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Post  Laikipia on Wed May 26, 2010 2:27 pm



All quiet with Hope and Hoku this afternoon. Phoebe is out presumably getting food for them. It must be an exhausting task.

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Post  littlewid on Wed May 26, 2010 8:27 pm

They are looking so well Lai and it's only about another week until they fledge, it's gone so quickly and thankfully so far it has all gone well for Phoebe and Hope & Hoku.

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Post  whitestarling on Wed May 26, 2010 11:19 pm

WOW they really have grown since the last time I looked thanks for the pics Lai, just one more week fingers X
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Post  littlewid on Sat May 29, 2010 4:44 pm

Hello everyone, theres more sad news i'm affraid. Phoebes nest was attacked by a crow on the 28th May, the cam was taken out by it and both chicks were knocked to the ground. Hoku was found on the ground but there was no sign of Hope. Hoku has been placed back in the nest and I have just seen Phoebe feed him. Little Hope seems to be gone, another upsetting disaster for poor Phoebe. There is a video on site but I didn't think anyone would want to watch it as both chicks were happy and cuddled together.
I so pray that Hoku remains safe and nothing else happens to Phoebe's chick.
heres little Hoku and i'm sorry for posting sad news again.

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Post  Laikipia on Sat May 29, 2010 4:49 pm

Sad i can't believe it Littlewid - poor Phoebe and poor little Hope, what a tragedy yet again. Honestly, how Phoebe manages to carry on i don't know. We must be thankful that little Hoku has survived and that Phoebe is still feeding Hoku.

Thanks for updating us - although it was not the happy news we were looking forward to.

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Post  littlewid on Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:30 pm

Just been watching Hoku, he has been practising his flying skills, he has been flapping his wings but not taking off, but he is building up to it, he will fledge very soon now.
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Hoku and Phoebe

He was really thinking about it here


He is still in the nest at the moment but i'm sure it's not for long.
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