06 Apr '12, 9am

Sorry to ruin your productivity, but here's a LIVE HUMMINGBIRD CAM! With hummingbird chicks! /via @TreeHugger

Sorry to ruin your productivity, but here's a LIVE HUMMINGBIRD CAM! With hummingbird chicks! /via @TreeHugger

Is there any bird more ephemeral than the hummingbird? Like buzzing avian fairies darting with purpose from one bloom to the next, they pass by in a blur, never seeming to rest. Whoosh, they're gone. So it's to the delight of armchair birdwatchers everywhere that Joe and Erica Dellwo set up a webcam in their Southern California garden to chronicle the comings and goings of Phoebe , a non-migratory Channel Islands Allen's Hummingbird . Each year she (or one of her iridescent doppelgängers) returns for a new season of hummingbird antics. Built in a rose bush, the nest is about the size of a golf ball, with eggs the size of Tic-Tacs. Which makes sense given that the average hummingbird weighs one-tenth of a teeny ounce. The season for nesting is October through May/June. Phoebe usually lays four to five clutches per season, with two eggs per clutch. The wee birds hatch after ...

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