This clip shows a pair of rufus tail hummingbirds 19 days after hatching. They are almost ready to leave the nest. Mom hummer is seen feeding the nestlings, after which the youngsters take turns testing out their wings. They will most likely leave the nest tomorrow and the mother will continue to feed them in the trees near the nest for the next couple of weeks as they gradually learn to find nectar and feed themselves
Short clip of a Laughing Falcon perched in a tree in our backyard here in Arenal, Costa Rica. The wind is moving the tree back and forth but you will notice that the raptor's head stays fixed in space with the neck allowing the head to remain still while the body moves. This allows the raptor to maintain a steady gaze while hunting even if its' perch is in motion.
Short clip of the ongoing nest building activity of a rufus tail hummer in front of the house. This clip was slowed by 50% to more clearly show how she uses spider web strands to wrap and strengthen he new nest.
This little rufus tail hummer just started building a new nest in the fox tail plants near our front porch in Arenal, Costa Rica. A little late in the season for nesting, but love knows no time boundaries. This is a very short 15 second clip. As the nest progresses we will add more and put together a short nesting video.