Background on the Bella Cam
Bella, an Allen's hummingbird, has been nesting in a ficus tree in La Verne, California since at least 2005. She raises up to four to five broods every year, from November to June.
Rosie is an Allen's/Rufous hummingbird hybrid believed to be an offspring of Bella Hummingbird.
After about two and a half weeks, the eggs hatch. She feeds her tiny chicks a diet of insects and nectar. The babies fledge 21-25 days from hatch and are ready to fly.
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Bella laid the first egg on February 18th and the second egg on the 20th. Hatch time is approximately two weeks (15-18 days) from the time the second egg was laid. Bella's first egg hatched on March 7th and the second hatched on March 8th at 9:40am PST.
Meanwhile Rosie, Bella's offspring, laid her second egg March 8th at 8:08am PST, two days after the first egg. Hatch Watch for Rosie's eggs begins March 23rd. Watch it all on Explore.org livecams.
Nesting Season 2016
Rosie is an Allen's/Rufous hummingbird hybrid believed to be an offspring of Bella Hummingbird. This is her second season nesting in this ficus tree and her second clutch of the season. Her first clutch - Blossom & Banji - fledged on March 4, 2016. She started building this nest in the ficus before those chicks even fledged.
Rosie, like other hummingbirds, can raise up to five broods each year in a nest about the size of half a golf ball. Each of her eggs are slightly larger than a Tic Tac. After about 15-18 days, the chicks hatch blind, naked, and helpless so Rosie feeds them a diet of insects and nectar. The babies fledge 23-28 days from hatch and are ready to discover the joys of flight.
Featured Clip Bella's Eggs Hatch March 2017
Watch Bella's second egg hatch on March 8, 2017 at 9:40am PST.
Welcome to the nest
Viola & Tada.