Allen's Hummingbird Nest - Spring 2024 1st Clutch

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An Allen's Hummingbird nest from Oceanside California Spring 2024


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This session introduces you to Olive, a beautiful Allen female and her first clutch of 2024. She has now re-used this nest 6 times. Olive using a window feeder close by and also frequents 2 other feeders on camera. She is an extremely experienced mother and will teach her chicks all they need to know, including survival skills.


Key highlights & events:

🕸December 6th, 2023 - Olive starts nestorations.
🥚December 22nd, 2023 - First egg laid 8:56AM.
🥚December 24th, 2023 - Second egg laid 6:47AM.
🐣January 8th, 2024 - First egg hatches at 10:45.
🐣January 8th, 2024 - Second egg hatches at 4:57PM.
🥳January 10th at 5:00PM winning names are Dawn and Dusk.
🌜January 21st - First night alone on the nest.
✈ January 31st - Fledge Watch begins.
🪹February 4th at 06:30:43AM Dawn fledges the nest.
🪹February 4th at 9:01:41AM Dusk fledges the nest.


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Links to past years:
2014 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021 - 2023 1st Clutch - 2023 2nd Clutch - 2023 3rd Clutch - 2024 1st Clutch
2024 2nd Clutch


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Beautiful Olive on her nest of two February 2023
Olive's nest in a small ficus tree on our back padio
Allen's humingbird nest not much bigger the a quarter
Olives Wing Feather on a US Quarter
Nestorations on the December 17th
First egg laid on December 22nd at 8:56AM
Olive lays second egg on Dec 24 6:47AM
Two eggs December 24th
Olive enjoying Christmas Day on her nest
Olive returning to her nest December 26th
Pinecone Olive Sleeping on her nest December 26th
The two eggs morning January 6th
Face in the nest "Old Man Winter" January 7th
First egg hatch's at 10:45am January 8th
Olive Feeding her first chick
Second egg hatch's at 457pm January 8th
Olive's second chick eats for the first time January 9th at 6:40am
Dawn and Dusk 1 day old January 9th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 1 day old January 9th
Beautiful olive on her nest January 10th
Dawn and Dusk 2 days old, January 10th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 2 days old January ‎10th
Dawn and Dusk 3 days old January 11th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 3 days old January 11th
Dawn and Dusk 4 days old January 12th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 4 days old January 12th
Dawn and Dusk 5 days old January 13th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 5 days old January 13th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on the right 6 days old January 14th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 6 days old January 14th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on the right 7 days old January 15
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 7 days old January 15th
Dawn on the left and Dusk on the right 8 days old January 16th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 8 days old January 16th
Dawn on the left and Dusk on the right 9 days old January 17th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 9 days old January 17th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on the right 10 days old January 18th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 10 days old January 18th
Dusk in the back and Dawn in the front 11 days old January 19th_
Chicks wings 11 days old on January 19th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 11 days old January 19th
Dusk on the left Dawn on the right 12 days old January 20th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 12 days old January 20th
Dawn and her little wings 12 days old January 20th
Dusk on the left Dawn on the right 13 days old January 21st
Dusk on the left Dawn on the right 13 days old January 21st
Olive after feeding chicks 13 days old January 21st
Dawn and Dusk 13 days old first night alone on the nest January 21st
Dusk on the left Dawn on the right 14 days old January 22nd
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 14 days old January 22nd
Dusk and Dawn stretching their wings 15 days old January 23rd
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 15 days old January 23rd
Olive cuddles with Dawn and Dusk after feeding January 23rd
Dusk on the left Dawn on the right 16 days old January 24th
Olive cuddles with Dawn and Dusk after feeding January 24th
Chicks 17 days old Dawn doing flappies January 25th
Olive cuddles with Dawn and Dusk after feeding January 25th
Dawn on the left and Dusk on the right 18 days old January 26th
Olive feeding Dawn and Dusk 18 days old January 26th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on the right 19 days old January 27th
Olive feeding 19 day old chicks January 27th
Olive and chicks Dawn and Dusk January 27th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on right 20 days old January 28th
Hot chicks 20 days old January 28th
Olive feeding 20 day old chicks January 28th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on the right 21 days old January 29th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on the right 21 days old January 29th
Olive Feeding 21 day old chicks January 29th
Olive feeding Dawn 21 days old January 29th
Dusk on the left and Dawn on the right 22 days old January 30th
Dawn does flappies on the rim 22 days old January 30th
Olive landing to feed 22 day old chicks January 30th
Both chicks doing flappies on the rim 23 days old January 31st
Olive tease feeding from the branch January 31st
Dawn getting lift 23 days old January 31st
Olive feeds chicks from the branch chicks 23 days old
Hummingbird kisses chicks 24 days old February 1st
Tease feeding Dusk 24 days old February 1st_
Chicks doing flappies 24 days old February 1st
Dawn in the back and Dusk in the front 25 days old February 2nd
Kisses, Dawn left and Dusk right 25 days old February 2nd
Olive tease feeding chicks 25 days old February 2nd
Olive hanging out with her chicks 25 days old February 2nd
Dawn goes for 1st test flight at 7:13AM February 3rd
Dawns 2nd flight 26 days old February 3rd
Dawns 3rd flight 26 days old February 3rd
Dusk goes for 1st test flight 26 days old February 3rd
Dusk's 2nd flight 26 days old February 3rd
Dawn and Dusk continue to practice flying all day February 3rd
Last feeding of the day chicks 26 days old February 3rd
The chicks last night on the nest, February 3rd
Dawn 27 days old fledges at 6:30 AM February 4th
Dusk 27 days old is attacked by female Allen's 7:10 AM
Olive feeds Dusk for the last time on the nest 8:50 AM February 4th
Dusk fledges the nest at 9:01 AM 27 days old February 4th
Dawn in the pine tree after fledge 27 days old February 4th
Dusk in the Ficus tree after fledge 27 days old February 4th
Olive feeding a chick in the pine tree after fledge 9:48 AM February 4th
Empty nest after Dawn and Dusk fledged, February 4th


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