AND JOIN HER IN HER RELENTLEST PURSUIT OF PHOTOGRAPHING EVERY HUMMINGBIRD SPECIES
Hummingbird Spot Founder
The Studio City Gang Caretaker
The studio city gang caretaker
Assistant to Fillmore, The resident hummingbird Expert
hummingbird love at first sight
I have been in love with hummingbirds ever since I saw my first one hovering at a feeder hung on the porch of a restaurant in Colorado. I was already in my 30’s and had never seen one before. I grew up in Pennsylvania, but I somehow spent my childhood unaware of the lovely little Ruby-Throated Hummingbird that summers there.
I started hanging hummingbird feeders about 25 years ago and went through the learning curve we all do when we start feeding them. I bought a home in Lake Tahoe and even had to deal with bears drinking all of the nectar!
I now live in Studio City, California, which is home to several different species of hummingbirds (and no bears). Many are year-round residents and many commute through the area from Mexico to the summer flowers up north as far as Alaska. I have been feeding the Studio City Gang for several years and there are now several hundred of them feeding here. Let's join together and celebrate these little wonders of nature!
MY LIFE WITH BIRDS
My interest in birds started when I was a child and my mother brought a parakeet into the house. "Pretty Boy" was a chatterer and would pick up phrases pretty easily. My brother was and still is a big Yankees fan, so he sat in front of the bird and patiently repeated "Yankees" to try to teach the bird to say it. Of course, birds pick up what they like and Pretty Boy stubbornly refused to say it. The year was 1955 and the Dodgers managed to best the Yankees to win the World Series in game 7. My mother and I got to work and when my brother wasn't around we somehow managed to teach Pretty Boy to say "Dodgers beat Yankees." You can imagine my brother's reaction when Pretty Boy greeted him with that phrase!
Over the years we had several different parakeets as pets, and as I grew older and went out on my own I graduated into bigger birds. I've owned two rose-breasted cockatoos, a sun conure, a macaw and a few African Greys. Fillmore is the longest lasting, and since they usually live around 50 years in captivity, I expect Fillmore and I to be together until the end and we can go "over the rainbow" together.
Where in the world is Carole and the hummingbirds?
JOIN ME VIRTUALLY AS I TRAVEL NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA PHOTOGRAPHING HUMMINGBIRDS!
If you love Hummingbirds (and I know you do) you are not going to want to miss this!
I am traveling all over the America's, North, Central and South to photograph as many species of Hummingbirds that I can find!
You are invited to experience virtually the joy and magic of these trips through my personal travel blog, videos, Facebook live events, photography and souvenir packages.