Lately I’ve been checking in on a sweet little bird nesting in sunny California where she lives. Her name is Phoebe and she has quite the following. You see, some clever people have set up a little webcam over her tiny tiny nest and keep it running throughout the daytime.

Phoebe Allen - TV Star!

Phoebe Allen – TV Star!

Prolific and Terrific!

Phoebe is a Channel Island Allen (S.s. sedentarius) hummingbird in Orange County, California. She is a wonderful and seasoned mother too. The hosts have been broadcasting her clutches since 2007! What I love is the wonderful sense of community among the onlookers who check in from all over the globe. There’s a running chat stream so we get to interact with each other as each little event takes place live before our eyes.

Guardian Angels

I have begun to feel that this whole experience feels exactly like we’re all Phoebe’s Guardian Angels. While we can’t actually reach out and touch her, we all send these absolutely genuine and very strong feelings of love, hope, joy with each egg laid, each chick who pecks out, each first feeding, oh – everything!

Below is a video of the live feed showing Phoebe laying an egg!

Join Us!

Phoebe has a Facebook Page. She also has a fact page where you can read up on the particulars. They tweet ( (haha!) about her @phoebeallens