Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
My 2- and 5-year-old have enjoyed watching Phoebe, a Channel Island Allen hummingbird in Orange County, California. She has been laying 4 to 5 clutches each year for several years. Her last brood fledged back in early December and she’s already back on the nest.
I love that this camera streams so fluidly with ambient sounds audible. Phoebe offers four shows: beak to the camera, tail to the camera, preening, and vacation mode where you watch her eggs. Oh, and then there’s nighttime which is sort of not very exciting.
Phoebe is a California gal. Her species is limited to the coastline, from Santa Barbara north to a small portion of southern Oregon.
Many thanks to my visually-impaired Auntie M who keeps our family informed on the latest webcams.
This week will be slow posting-wise. Between our work schedules, I have an elementary school newsletter to produce and a million preschools to visit to let them know about our awesome school offering an awesome opportunity for preschoolers to visit an awesome portable planetarium on our awesome campus. If your child’s school isn’t awesome, you’re doing it wrong.