Phoebe’s second egg has hatched

There are now two hummingbird babies in Phoebe’s nest. Their names are Sansa and Arya. Note there’s a second Phoebe website with much more information. Make sure you turn up […]

Phoebe the hummer expecting two valentines

Phoebe, my favorite hummingbird, is currently tending two eggs that are expected to hatch in mid-February. Some of you will remember Phoebe from past years and newer readers may wonder […]

Phoebe hatches Hope

Remember my going bonkers over Phoebe the hummingbird a few months ago? Undeterred by the death of her last baby, nor attacks by lizards and egg-stealing crows, she has soldiered […]

Attention hummingbird fans

In past years I was a devoted follower of Phoebe the hummingbird and the live video feeds from her nest. It was fascinating to watch nests being built, eggs laid and […]

Pheona’s first hatches

Right on schedule, Pheona Robin’s first egg hatched at 8:15 last night. Because the camera owners now live in Spokane, someone suggested the chicks be name Spoke and Kane. That […]

Hummer update: First hatch this morning

(Update, March 29: The second egg hatched early this morning. There are now two healthy hatchlings in the nest.) For those following the story, the first of Phoebe’s two eggs […]

Fleur and Pip

Hungry for spring

If spring still seems months away in your part of the world (or even if it has arrived), treat yourself to this Southern California garden. Fleur and Pip, young hummingbirds […]