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September 23, 2009

A Mother Hummingbird’s film gets a thumbs up


If you’re looking for a remarkable nature documentary for the whole family look no further than the “Hummingbird: First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story” by Noriko and Don Carroll.

The Carrolls have created a beautiful, high quality 45 minute video that follows a mother hummingbird from the moment she lays two eggs until her little babies fly out of the nest for the first time. The tiny hatchlings were named Ray and Zen. The mom is called “Honey” and she’s a Black-chinned Hummingbird. It was filmed in their Las Vegas, Nevada backyard.

The “how they made the video” ending is fascinating and full of ideas for those interested in documenting bird life.

Some staff members from IBRRC saw the video earlier this month at the Blue Planet Film Festival in Santa Monica.

The film is available online to purchase at the couple’s website for $19.95.

The husband and wife team also created the excellent book on the same subject. See it on Amazon.

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2 Responses to “A Mother Hummingbird’s film gets a thumbs up”

  1. Camano Girl Says:

    Just remarkable! I was blessed to watch two clutches of Parakeet eggs to hatch and to grow up Keet. What a neat experience to watch. So cool! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Joseph Says:

    I guess the people who made that movie took the YouTube video down. Every time I see a hummingbird documentary, I want to get new feeders. I found those new Perky-Pet Top Fill feeders. Have you heard of them yet? They actually open from the top and are super easy to fill and clean.

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