"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Phoebe lays an egg in her second clutch of the season

     Phoebe is busy with her second clutch of the season.  She laid an egg on Jan. 24. She will likely lay another egg in the next day or so, usually just after sunrise.  You can watch her live on the Phoebe Allen's Webcam
     Phoebe is a non-migratory Channel Islands Allen's Hummingbird.  She builds her golf ball-sized nests in a rose bush and lays eggs about the size of a Tic Tac mint.  Nesting season for hummingbirds is October through early June.  They typically have four to five clutches per season with two eggs laid per clutch.  They hatch after 17 days and chicks typically fledge three to four weeks later.  Phoebe will sometimes build a new nest, but frequently repairs old nests as she did with this one from Bob and Rose.  
     Tweet this to your friends!
     Happy Birding!

No comments:

Post a Comment