Baby hummingbirds

I’m getting ready for an R&R jaunt to California, and posting will be light for about 12 days.  As always, I do my best. In the meantime, after that sad letter by Richard Feynman, let’s celebrate the creation of new life—hummingbird life.

These are rufous hummingbirds, as in the video this morning (Selasphorus rufus).


  1. rickflick
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Great film find. They are the best birds to watch and film since they are almost unafraid of humans.

  2. Posted September 3, 2018 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful film! The music not so much.

    • Posted September 3, 2018 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

      Just ignore the music. I should have added that to the post.

      • Zetopan
        Posted September 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

        I *liked* the music, it seemed very appropriate.

  3. Posted September 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I offer this – not so much to add any real relevance, but because the words resonate with me and you have been kind enough to remind me of them ….

    “The worst is not death but being blind, blind to the fact that everything about life is in the nature of the miraculous. The language of society is conformity; the language of the creative individual is freedom. Life will continue to be a hell as long as people who make up the world shut their eyes to reality.”
    ― Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

  4. Brad
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful! Marvelous! Thank You so Much!

  5. Mark R.
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Nesting in someone’s house? Hummers are interesting in their intrepid nature.

  6. danstarfish
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    I love hummingbirds. Very nice video. I like most of the videos you post but especially enjoyed this one.

  7. Michael Fisher
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 11:00 pm | Permalink


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