Welcome to our channel from Oceanside, California! Featuring high-quality live camera streams and hundreds of recorded videos, we bring you Olive, our resident Allen’s hummingbird mother and her chicks, documenting their amazing lives from nest building to egg laying, hatching, feeding, growth, fledging, and beyond.

Olive is a year-round hummingbird, who has been living in our backyard for several years now. She is believed to be about 3-4 years old. Her nest was originally built in in 2012, and Olive has been using it since 2022. The nest is located on a small backyard Ficus tree sheltered by shades.

When not nesting, Olive spends her days pollinating a wide variety of local wildflowers. She also feeds from her own feeder outside our kitchen window, which she fiercely defends. During the winter and spring, she is busy building her nest, laying eggs, and raising her chicks. In the summer and fall, she rests and recuperates, and molts into her beautiful new plumage while living life perching, feeding, and chasing other hummingbirds in the yard.

Join our LIVE streams on YouTube to witness Olive and her chicks' incredible journey from nest building to fledging, and to learn about the fascinating lives of hummingbirds!

Key Highlights & Events

4th Clutch 2024

  • 🪹 May 9, 2024 - Olive starts building new nest
  • 🥚 May 13, 2024 - First egg laid 7:25 AM
  • 🥚 May 15, 2024 - Second egg laid 7:48 AM

3rd Clutch 2024

2nd Clutch 2024

1st Clutch 2024

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Website Links
➡️ Hummingbird Nests all past years:

Nest Weather Station
🌤 Check live weather 25 feet from the nest:

🛍️ Olive is one of YouTube's favorite Allen’s hummingbirds! Visit our online store for an opportunity to purchase Olive memorabilia and show your support and appreciation for this amazing little hummingbird. Olive's online store offers clothing and other items in a range of different colors and sizes to cater to our diverse customer base. We ship worldwide.

🌳 Here are links to some of the things you see on camera, and that I have around the yard for Olive and her family. Please help support Olive and our channel by using these links:

🐦 If anyone is interested in buying the NetVue Birdfy Video Camera Feeder you can use my code to get 10% off.

🗂️ Download our free guide on how to keep your feeders clean and safe for healthy and happy hummingbirds!

Nightbot Commands
!allens - 📰 Information about the Allen's hummingbirds.
!annas - 📰 Information about the Anna's hummingbirds.
!channel - 📺 A link to out YouTube channel.
!cotton - 💭 A picture of the cotton options Olive has to choose from
!dad - ☹ The male hummingbird only impregnates the female, no co-parenting at all.
!donate - 🧡 Help us get another camera on Olive's feeder? Donate just $1!
!eggs - 🥚 A picture of Olive's eggs.
!eggsize - 🥚 A good size comparison picture for the nest and eggs.
!feeder - 🥤 Olive's Feeder outside the kitchen window.
!info - 📰 All Information for our channel.
!larry - 🍃 Larry the leaf finally succumbed to mold...
!membership - 💚 Hello Olive fans, become a member.
!nectar - 🍹 Information on how to make Hummingbird nectar.
!nestarea - 🖼 A picture of Olive's nest area.
!nestsize - 🖼 A picture of the nest with a quarter in it.
!nestweather - 🌤 Live weather information from Olive's nest area.
!okf - 🪹 Olive's new nesting material this clutch, Organic Kapok Fiber.
!pmtree - 🖼 Picture of the Peppermint Tree and feeders.
!pup - 🦮 A picture of Kiara, our dog that's in the back yard sometimes.
!shop - 🛍️ Here's your opportunity to purchase Olive memorabilia and show your support.
!sptree - 🖼 Here is a picture of Olive's favorite tree.
!skeeter - 🦟 Don't worry, mosquitos cannot harm the chicks.
!subscribe - 🔔 Make sure to subscribe to stay informed...
!teacher - 📣 Calling Kinder - Gr 2 Teachers 📣.
!weather - 🌤 General weather for our location.

Technical Information
⚙️This is in HD. For optimal viewing: If watching on a computer, hover over the video, go down to the "Settings Gear ⚙️" and select Quality 1080P for the clearest picture.

🖥 We use a Dell PE R740 Server with OBS Studio to transmit Olive's live streams to YouTube. Additionally, we use CamStreamer to broadcast the Fountain and Feeder content to YouTube.

🎥 Olive's Nest Cam: AXIS P3245-LVE - 12mm. Mic: AXIS TP3901. Streaming with OBS Studio.

🎥 Fountain Cam: XIS P3265-LVE Dome Camera - 22mm. Mic: AXIS TP3901. Streaming with Camstreamer.

🎥 Feeder Cam: AXIS P1465-LE Bullet Camera - 29mm. Mic: AXIS TP3901. Streaming with Camstreamer.

ℹ️ Hummingbirds are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and by the Federal Lacey Act.

©️ This live feed is owned and operated by Alyssa's Nature Sanctuary. Any public use of the videos, live video, including screen captures, requires prior approval and credit to the corporation, Alyssa's Nature Sanctuary. Thank you for your consideration!

💖 It's an honor and a privilege to bring this experience to you. Thank you for watching with us. 💖