Allen's Hummingbird Nest - Spring 2024 2nd Clutch

An Allen's Hummingbird nest from Oceanside California Spring 2024


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This season brings you Olive, our beautiful year-round resident female Allen’s hummingbird, and her second clutch of 2024. Her nest was originally built in in 2012, and Olive has been using it since 2022 – seven times in total! Olive feeds from her own feeder near the nest and also frequents the two other feeders on camera. An extremely experienced mother, Olive caringly raises her chicks and teaches them all the survival skills they need to become successful adults.


Key Highlights & Events

  • 🪹February 12, 2024 - Olive starts "nestorations"
  • 🥚February 20, 2024 - First egg laid 6:40 AM
  • 🥚February 22, 2024 - Second egg laid 6:43 AM
  • 🐣March 7, 2024 - First egg hatches at 10:35 AM
  • 🐣March 9, 2024 - Second egg hatches at 5:57 AM
  • 🥳March 11, 2024 - Chicks are named Skye and Sunny
  • 🌜March 18th - First night alone on the nest.
  • 🪹March 30 2024 - Skye fledges the nest.
  • 🪹April 2 2024 - Sunny 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
Olive starts nestorations - February 12th
Olive and intruder - February 14th
Olive lays the first egg - February 20th at 6:40 AM
Oliver rolling and incubating her first egg - February 20th
Olives first night back on her nest on the nest - February 20th
Olive lays the second egg February 22nd at 6:43 AM
Two eggs in the nest - February 22nd
Olives first day Incubating her eggs - February 22nd
Olive has an intruder - February 22nd
First night for Olive on her 2 new eggs - February 22nd
Unseasonably warm. Olive shades the eggs and leaves room for air flow - February 23rd
Olives two eggs - February 24th
Olive on her nest incubating her eggs - February 24th
First chick starting to hatch 9:10AM - March 7th
First chick hatches at 10:35AM - March 7th
First feeding of first chick 11:21AM - March 7th
Olive, with her new chick and the egg - March 7th
Skye 1 day old and Sunny has not hatched yet - March 8th
Olive feeding Skye 1 day old - March 8th
First feeding of second chick 6:38AM - March 9th
Skye 3 days old left, and Sunny 1 day old right - March 10th
Olive Feeds Skye 3 and Sunny 1 day old - March 10th
Skye 4 days old and Sunny 2 days old - March 11th
Olive feeds Skye 4 days old and Sunny 2 days old - March 11th
Skye on the left 2 days older then Sunny on the right - March 12th
Skye's little wing 5 days old - March 12th
Olive feeds Skye 6 and Sunny 4 days old - March 13th
Sunny on left 5 and Skye on the right 7 days old - March 14th
Olive feeds Skye 7 and Sunny 5 days old - March 14th
Sunny on left 5 and Skye on the right 7 days old - March 14th
Olive feeds Skye 8 and Sunny 6 days old - March 15th
Sunny on the left 8 and Skye on the right 6 days old - March 15th
Skye on the left and Sunny on the right 9 and 7 days old - March 16th
Olive feeds Skye 9 and Sunny 7 days old - March 16th
Olive snuggles with Skye and Sunny - Match 16th
Olive feeds chicks 8 and 10 days old - March 17th
Skye on the left and Sunny on the right 10 and 8 days old - March 17th
Olive telling the chicks a story - March 17th
Skye on the left and Sunny on the right 11 and 9 days old - March 18th
Olive feeds chicks 9 and 11 days old - March 18th
Chicks first night alone on the nest - March 18th
Sunny left and Skye on the right 10 and 12 days old - March 19th
Skye doing flappies - March 19th
The chicks have a visitor from a Hefty Fly - March 19th
Olive feeds chicks 10 and 12 days old - March 19th
Sunny back 11 and Skye front 13 days old - March 20th
Olive feeds chicks 11 and 13 days old - March 20th
Skye left and Sunny on the right 14 and 12 days old - March 21st
Skye doing wing flappies 14 days old - March 21st
Olive feeds chicks 12 and 14 days old - March 21st
Sunny left and Skye on the right 13 and 15 days old - March 22nd
Olive feeds chicks 13 and 15 days old - March 22nd
They are starting to do the two headed bird - March 22nd
Olive cuddles with cuddle her 12 and 14 day old chicks - March 23rd
Skye left and Sunny on the right 14 and 16 days old - March 23rd
Sunny left and Skye on the right 14 and 16 days old - March 23rd
Olive feeds her chicks 14 and 16 days old - March 23rd
Sunny left and Skye on the right 15 and 17 days old - March 24th
Olive feeds her chicks 15 and 17 days old - March 24th
Sunny back 16 and Skye front 18 days old - March 25th
Sunny back doing flappies 16 days old - March 25th
Olive feeds her chicks 16 and 18 days old - March 25th
Skye back 19 and Sunny front 17 days old - March 26th
Olive feeding chicks from the branch - March 26th
Skye doing flappies 20 days old - March 27th
Skye does a cliffhanger, 20 days old - March 27th
Olive feeding chicks 18 and 20 days old - March 27th
Skye left 20 and Sunny right 18 days old - March 27th
Cute, Sunny 19 and Skye 20 days old - March 28th
Olive feeding chicks 19 and 21 days old - March 28th
Doing the 2 headed bird pose 19 and 21 days old - March 28th
Two Pinecones, Sunny left and Skye on the right 20 and 21 days old - March 29th
All grown up, Sunny front Skye back - March 29th
Olive feeding chicks 20 and 22 days old - March 29th
Skye back and Sunny front, doing flappies - March 29th
Sunny Left Skye right 23 days old - March 30th
Olive feeding chicks 21 and 23 days old - March 30th
Sunny back 21, Skye front 23 days old - March 30th
Skye 23 days old, 1st time out of the nest - March 30th
Sunny to 22, Skye bottom 24 days old - March 31st
Skye 24 days old, first trip out of the nest area - March 31st
Olive feeding chicks 22 and 24 days old - March 31st
Skye Right 25, Sunny Left 23 days old - April 1st 30th
Olive forcing 25 day old Skye to fledge - April 1st
Olive feeding chicks 23 and 25 days old - April 1st
Skye and Sunnys last night on the nest together - April 1st
Sunny 24 days old first flight - April 2nd
Olive feeding chicks 24 and 26 days old - April 2nd
Sunny and Skye cuddling on a branch - April 2nd
Hungry chicks, Skye Left 27, Sunny right 25 days old - April 3rd
Olive feeding chicks 25 and 27 days old - April 3rd
Sunny hangs upside down, as Skye gets it from mom - April 3rd
Skye and Sunny 27 and 25 days old still in the nest - April 3rd
Cute little pinecones 25 and 27 days old - April 3rd
Olive dives Sunny teaching him survival skills - April 4th
Sunny and Skye teaching each other how to fight - April 4th
Sunny and Skye play fighting - April 5th
One of the chicks enjoying the butterfly garden - April 6th


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