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Love is in the Air

Both the Anna’s and the Allen’s Hummingbirds are beginning their springtime displays over the deck in Studio City. It’s that time of the year again!

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A Costa’s or a Costa’s x Anna’s Hybrid Joins the Studio City Gang!

A male Costa’s Hummingbird has joined the Studio City Gang! Costa’s are seen occasionally along coastal California during the summer, but it is rare to see them here in January. I was pretty sure I saw a hummer that flashed some purple at me when I was out refilling the feeders last week. Today I…

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Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson has a wonderful little hummingbird aviary. I remember visiting it years ago when I visited Tucson for a medical conference. This was well before I started feeding them and trying to attract them to my home. Perhaps this visit was one of the things that started me on…

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Earthcam’s “25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2017”

Congratulations to the Studio City Hummingbirds Webcam for making Earthcam’s “25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2017” list. Here in Studio City we love our year around hummingbirds and we are excited to be able to share them with the world. We are working on adding sound to the cam, so soon you will be able…

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First Bee of the Season

I checked the webcam to see if I had to fill the feeders and I spotted a BEE drinking from one of the feeders. The days are getting hot here in Southern California and the bees no doubt need lots of water. I immediately filled a shallow dish with stones and water and hung it…

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Baby Hummingbirds are Starting to Arrive at the Feeders

Baby hummingbirds are arriving at the webcam feeders. The baby birds are so obvious. They are all puffed up and they just sit in front of a feeder port for a long time, waving their heads back and forth and looking around. So cute! That’s a baby bird on the far right of the feeder.…

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Many Black-Chinned Hummers This Year

I’m getting many Black-Chinned Hummingbirds this year. Last year I would see one or two coming regularly about every ten minutes, but never two or three males sitting on the feeders at once. Welcome to the deck boys (and girls – although you are harder to recognize as Black-Chinneds). The featured picture shows two males…

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Awesome Hummingbird Tattoos

These awesome hummingbird tattoos belong to two great people I worked with today in Beverly Hills: Sam Oliva and Veronica Carrillo. How unusual that two people with rather large hummingbird tattoos would be in the same room at work with me today! Veronica’s is on her left shoulder: Sam’s is on his right upper arm:…

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Fewer Hummingbirds at the Feeders This Time of Year

There are lots of hummingbirds at the feeders, but not near as many as a couple of months ago. This happens every year around this time. The Anna’s that winter in Southern California have gone to feed on flowers further north. Also, this is nesting time here and the females spend much of their time…

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Female Hooded Oriole on Webcam

Well, I’ve seen a few Hooded Orioles on the deck, but this is the first time I caught one on the webcam feeders. There were a couple of hummers on the cam when she flew on and they flew off. Well, there is plenty of food for all! Carole Studio City, CA

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