Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This is Phoebe, a Channel Island Allen (S.s. sedentarius) hummingbird in Orange County, California. She has been laying 4 to 5 clutches each year for several years and her landlords have been broadcasting her nest since 2007.
Eggs were laid Jan. 2 & 4, 2010. Two chicks hatched about 22 days ago and were named Storm and Sassy. Unfortunately, Storm died after just a few days. As you can see, Sassy is doing well.
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FEBRUARY 18, 2010 Sassy was taken to Rehab today. She wasn't developing feathers as she should have been and needed better nutrition. Phoebe may start another brood soon.