Baby Hummingbirds (video)

A mom and her two baby hummingbirds in a nest in Loreto Bay. Shot with a Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera and 18-200mm lens.

Loreto Bay nature video
Spotted along the pathways of Loreto Bay
Loreto Bay nature video
Spotted along the pathways of Loreto Bay

I shot this short video with a Canon EOS 60D here in Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur. These are freshly hatched, amazingly tiny baby hummingbirds resting in a nest. Mom makes a cameo too.

<embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="300"></embed>

Probably not quite ready for National Geographic or Discovery Channel, but fun to capture these beautiful creatures, establishing themselves comfortably along the pathways in the Agua Viva neighborhood.

This is a rough cut. I hope to get more footage of the little guys moving about. Also, I can’t wait to return to the i7/Adobe Premiere Pro rig back at the office. On the road I use iMovie on a 2010 MBP 13, and it’s extremely painful- slow, kludgy.

Soon I might turn this all into a mini-series. You can also see my other DSLR nature shorts: spider, mantis, eggs.

This year pathways emerged, and even landscaping. Walking the villages here now has a wonderful, even partially European feeling. And birds are enjoying the trees, and protection from the Baja sun. Every morning they are singing their hearts out; come to think of it, so are the local workers. When you’re in Mexico it seems everyone loves to sing.

Explore. Create. Live. Follow Stark Insider on Twitter and Facebook. Join our 9,000 subscribers who read SI on tablets and smartphones on Google Newsstand. Prefer video? Subscribe to 
Stark Insider on YouTube, the largest arts & travel channel in San Francisco.

    Very Cool________ the Canon EOS makes the video look so surreal – gracias!