10/21/2013 5:29:48 AM - 007027946148
Had hummingbirds all winter off and on. This year I am trying to set things better for them. Tho I do need to find what they eat besides liquid. I love watching them out my window. Pat Christopher Albany Oregon
3/29/2013 10:44:34 PM - 006063833881
Leona Price : ove hummingbirds soooo much!
1/18/2013 2:39:35 AM - 005003741267
Thank you for the card. We are looking forward to a new nest. We enjoyed the card and your note.
8/17/2012 5:06:45 PM - 005088447524
It was wonderful to see you at the Hummingbird Festival in Sedona. Your talk was joyful and inspiring. We also loved your book. We hope to see you again next year! Cathy & Charlie Ezell, Monument CO
6/30/2012 1:17:15 AM - 002082898513
I still check in to watch the feeder and occasionally see a bird and hear the airplanes and Di talking to daughter!! Fun. I saw a bird that looked like a grown up Hope.
6/22/2012 5:08:28 PM - 005014511957
Alice M Thanks for saring the babies. We have Rubies but only see the adults.We love their attitudes.
6/13/2012 12:41:32 PM - 004028311769
Great site, enjoy reading it all. TY so much for sharing.
6/11/2012 8:58:49 PM - 004094593775
thank you SO MUCH for the info on making your own hummingbird nectar!!!
6/2/2012 5:30:34 PM - 005006736380
How neat! Got to see the first baby come out of the egg. Thank you for this. A real "feel good" experience.
5/24/2012 12:07:55 PM - 005000668077
This website has warmed my heart in more ways than one! Emma the humminbird brings new meaning to peace, tranquility and sanity for me! No matter what is going on in life for me I can turn on Emma and it's like instantly calming! I dont get out often (disability) and the joy I get from Emma, the chatters and CALadyDI on Ustream makes day to day alot easier for me. I have met the nicest people from all over the world! I have a friend in all of them! It is unlike any site on Ustream that I have ever been to! Emma with her new orphans is just amazing! She never skipped a beat! You would have never known they werent hers as she fed them seconds after she found out the were placed beside her nest full of her own laid eggs! Got to love her! Diane you will be blessed for all your hard work and dedication! Now, off to watch Emma!
5/18/2012 1:01:26 PM - 005002987047
Kay B - I have watched the Decorah Eagles for a few years, and just learned about Emma's nest this year. I have been truly amazed. I have told all my friends about Emma. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Emma with me. I am 72 years old and Emma is the first thing I go to in the morning. Her beautiful colors always brighten my day and when she is not around I am a wee bit saddened.
Have a blessed day.
5/18/2012 12:54:13 PM - 003055966761
We have something in common. My dad loved birds , especially cardinals and Canadian geese. While in a nursing home with Alzheimer's Disease, we enjoyed a pair of cockatiels housed in the garden room. After my dad died, I knew I needed my own parrot. Dad would have loved Gracie, my Panama Amazon! Thanks for sharing about your Grandma Pari.
5/12/2012 7:07:13 PM - 002082898513
I have truly enjoyed watching all Emma's nests and will look forward to seeing more of her soon. Enjoyed chatting with all the moderaters too. Grayce
4/27/2012 5:44:49 PM - 004092929494
Emma's babies are growing so fast! They'll be popping out of the nest pretty soon. What kind of camera are you using & your set up. I've got something attacking my feeders & would like to know what it is.
4/21/2012 8:48:45 PM - 002095846382
SelinaZ3 - seriously ? Look up the cost of streaming HD video 24/7 from your home internet connection and the hosting costs on UStream and you'll find your answer. Thanks so much Diane for bringing this bit of joy and wonder to our homes and lives. So refreshing after the stresses of life - Mike
4/19/2012 8:38:46 PM - 004095959138
4/17/2012 1:26:13 PM - 004095509924
This is an amazing video to show the kids and teach them about wildlife and the circle of life. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to provide this really usuful info and documentary :)
1/27/2012 2:43:44 AM - 002082898513
I am waiting for Emma to come back this year???
6/30/2011 11:19:12 PM - 002082898513
Thanks for the pictures. I especially like the little horse or poney?
6/13/2011 6:40:31 PM - 002082898513
I really enjoyed the time from eggs to Eddie and Gwen. Emma is wonderful and I hope she starts another nest real soon. Have never been able to get on chat. Also enjoyed all the pictures everyone has been sending about Eddie and his trials and tribulations. I live in Florida and have very few hummers.
5/26/2011 7:35:18 PM - 002082898513
GrayceV Just checking in. Watched the other babies and now here we are with more. No orphan, tho'.
5/19/2011 5:26:29 PM - 004014415102
I found Emma's nest yesterday and was so elated when I saw a baby. Was more
elated this morning when I witnessed the birthing of another little hummer. I am so thankful for all of the information freely given by the hummer lovers as I have learned so much about these wonderful birds. Hopefully there will be many more to enjoy
5/19/2011 11:39:30 AM - 004014609504
My granddaughter, Marie, and I discovered your streaming video of Emma's nest yesterday. We're certain we saw a beginning crack in the second egg last night and are guessing the baby will be out by the time dawn arrives in California, in about two hours? We're watching from Atlanta, GA, where it is already day.
4/27/2011 10:15:56 PM - 004008478839
While sitting in Melbourne, I have loved seeing the Hummers and being able to enjoy the touching story of Hope and meet so many great people. In thanks to Di and all you hummer lovers, I have shared some of my photos of the birds of Australia with you on the share photo page section. I hope you enjoy them - as I have enjoyed the hummingbirds!
4/25/2011 5:19:28 PM - 004006794686
It is so heartwarming to see miracles such as Hope survive against all odds. What is even more heartwarming is the love felt across the miles through Di's kind, supporting words. What a wonderful site this is and it is run by caring, sharing people who truly love birds and their nurture.
4/23/2011 8:37:17 PM - 004007827776
fabulous web site, Diane, and I will be contributing. Karen
4/23/2011 1:56:31 PM - fb:100000572958797
It was a great expirience the last weeks, to see the litle birds growing, and now there gone we mised them all. Thanks foolks for shearing de pictures whit us.
4/22/2011 9:44:54 PM - 002005847203
I love your page, I also have been watching the babies grow and then fly away to start there own cycle of beauty. thank you so much for your effort in telling this story. I will be waiting for her to return and start a new family. God Bless.
4/18/2011 4:26:52 PM - 002082898513
I have not been able to get on the chat option, but I want to thank all the moderators for thier great information and for being so patient to repeat all the info people keep repeating. And thank Di for setting up the camera for all to see this amazing adoption of a little orphan that has had such great care from Emma. I am almost non-stop watching lately in Florida..now back to the babies.
4/17/2011 11:29:17 PM - 003087646704
As beautiful as all three of these babies are, the rescue of Hope and seeing how she has thrived is such a special story. Every time I see her it reminds me of this quote
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." Emily Dickinson
4/17/2011 8:25:53 PM - fb:100001946657636
Nannie M, each of your poems bring tears to my eyes. The beauty of these little ones and everyone's love for them is so touching and heartwarming. Thanks to all. (Maycie)
4/15/2011 4:24:42 PM - 002083426761
My coworker and I are biologists, and have been watching Emma and her babies with great interest. Today, after having not been on for a few days, we logged back on. We immediately noticed that Hope appears to be a little smaller than Forrest and Iris. We also noticed that Hope's coloration is very orange-y (notice especially the orange "eyebrow" above her eye). This leads us to believe that while Emma, Forrest, and Iris are Anna's Hummingbirds, Hope is an Allen's Hummingbird! Emma is fostering a hummingbird of another species! This makes Emma's story even MORE amazing!
4/15/2011 3:43:08 PM - 004005437827
Love Hope's story...God Bless Emma what a Mom!!
4/13/2011 8:29:29 PM - 004005300040
I love everything about this amazing story! Thank you for caring and sharing!!!!
4/13/2011 5:12:17 PM - 004000460679
Emma's Nest Haiku (Five-seven-five)
Sweet Emma's nest holds
love enough to go around
Ah, No outcasts here!
4/10/2011 5:46:29 PM - 004004410952
When my mom died 3 years ago, God blessed me with a Robin's nest (my favorite bird) right outside the window where I transcribe during the day. I'm not one bit surprised by your hummingbird story! You're blessed! Thanks for the webcam! Love it.
4/8/2011 8:50:28 PM - 004003615250
I ;ive in Jacksonville, Fl and have been watching your hummers for about a week. It is wonderful (do you have wind chimes nearby?). I have a pair of hummers that have stayed in my tree in the back yard for 2 years now and even stuck it out thru the cold winter months. I think I am seeing a small one coming to the feeder and assume it may be a baby. I guess I should name them! Thank you for filming this wonderful story.
4/8/2011 4:43:08 PM - 004003570570
I just love hummers, this is so awesome. Thank you for sharing. I live in the Boot Hill of New Mexico.
4/6/2011 6:54:31 PM - 002083426761
The live stream seems to be down today. PLEASE tell me it will be back up soon... I miss Emma and her babies!
4/2/2011 10:08:25 AM - 003042792024
Thank you so much Diane for sharing your family background and also for letting us take part in the lives of the baby hummingbirds and beautiful Emma It's a wonderful story
3/25/2011 2:52:08 PM - 004000600502
Thank you so much for providing this amazing service to the world of nature lovers! I loved your story about Grandma and the hummingbirds. I have no doubt that she sent the hummer Moms to you. - Teresa in Oregon
3/21/2011 12:50:02 PM - 003098688978
Emma is a beauty. Thanks for sharing
3/9/2011 7:53:54 PM - 001017834280
Hey what camera did you buy for the webcam stream?
3/9/2011 2:28:57 PM - 002069757459
Thank you so much for sharing Emma and her nest with the world. Can't wait to see some babies.
3/8/2011 1:29:07 PM - 003048686533
Congratulations Diane! Great little segment on the news! That was wonderful!!!!
3/7/2011 8:34:11 PM - 000086636974
Greetings Diane from your loyalest lurker,
Just wanted to touch base with you again and tell you that I am over the moon about the new nest. I checked in just as the rebuilding was beginning last week and was so amazed that this beautiful little bird returned to your chandelier-incredible!! And is that not the most gorgeous nest ever???? This morning I had just returned from the gym, turned on my computer just in time to see the egg laid. The best part was that my video of Emma was a hair ahead of the chat so I saw the egg before the chat caught up to the event. I beat you to the "OMG!!! there's an egg!!!"
As I told you last year I am not into being on chat too often, but I am an excellent lurker, but I may jump in one of these days. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the whole site! Thanks for all you do.
All the best,
LH (aka Bocahummer)
3/6/2011 6:50:06 PM - 001078745797
I just found this site and i love Hummingbirds. I live in Ohio and i Put out feeders every year.
10/15/2010 8:57:00 AM - 003061584654
Special place in my heart for hummingbirds. Thank you for all your work. In the event I become able to help you, I most certainly will. I linked to your site from The Edge Coffeehouse in Memphis.
from hummingbird to whitedove, w/ Love, Light, & Laughter - kirkn
7/17/2010 2:58:18 PM - fb:1228869671
Yes you are awesome! It is really cool that you are doing this, the more exposure we get for our little friends the better! Thank you for seeing beauty in all creatures. :)
6/28/2010 10:59:34 PM - fb:100000949755243
Just enjoyed your wonderful pictures. So great that you are doing this follow up and sharing it. Loved the sunset, breath taking. Thanks again Di, love your entire site.
6/25/2010 9:46:44 PM - 003039498987
what a wonderful site! Thank you!! LyP Seattle WA USA
6/17/2010 10:29:56 PM - 003038371908
Thank you LadyDi, Webdude, Emma, and Bessie for a charming and inspiring experience. I enjoy my hummingbirds who come to my feeders, but I haven't been privileged to witness the hatching and fledging process of these incredible little creatures until I discovered Pungh's site and now yours. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing this miracle with us!
6/17/2010 10:11:52 PM - fb:100000267426450
Dear LadyDi and Family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us into your hearts and home. This has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had..I shed a tear or two this morning watching Bessie plan out her flight, and take off into the big world. Thank you again, and I will be an avid/addict watcher in the future. Sincerely, Leslie M (from London. ON, Canada)
6/17/2010 5:15:22 PM - 003038566870
Thank you all so much for this wonderful experience. I have recieved such a blessing seeing one of God's little birds this wqy. Avalee in Northern California
6/17/2010 4:39:48 PM - 003038666290
I watched Bessie take flight! Thank you for your time and effort. This was watched by my family in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA.
6/17/2010 4:32:40 PM - 003038566184
lady di this has been a wonderful experience thank you so much for your dedication i will look for you at other fledings
6/15/2010 4:02:49 PM - 003038529483
Hi LadyDi - Thank you so much for letting us watch Emma & Bessie (I know it must be alot of work). I live in Central California and have been a hummingbird fanatic for over 35 years and even though I have many different species that have visited my feeders over the years; I have never been able to observe them up close and personal on the nest. This is such a wonderful thing you are doing in allowing us into your home and seeing a mother hummingbird raising her baby. I love your story about how this began earlier this year when your husband's grandmother passed away & you found out she loved hummingbirds and then you discovered a nest. My mother was a hummingbird lover since I was a child & her & I used to clean & put up the feeders together when I was young. I lost my mother 10 years ago and so when I see a hummingbird in my yard, I feel it's a gift sent from heaven from my mom (kind of like the pennies from heaven only with hummingbirds). I hope you & your daughter will experience the same bond that my mother & I did with hummingbirds. I think what you are doing is amazing & thank you so much for sharing with us. Kathy C.
6/14/2010 10:46:49 PM - fb:561148572
Hi from BC, western Canada! i am now very addicted to watching the hummers and their babies and want to thank you so much for sharing this.
6/14/2010 10:14:56 PM - 003038914997
Hi.. Hummingbirds are one of my favorite. For years now close to the beach (Huntington Beach) I have had what I call "Hummers" fly inside my house, hoover in front of me when on the phone and even fly in front of the livingroom window to let me know they need food ! What a "Blessing" you have shared with us all.. Elaine
6/14/2010 9:35:57 PM - fb:1260895105
My son and I are enjoying watching Bessie! Thanks for sharing her with us. :)
6/9/2010 10:46:44 PM - 002010696967
Thank you all for sharing this miracle of nature. I'll be watching constantly from Southeast North Carolina!!
6/9/2010 3:24:11 PM - 003037318342
Thank you for sharing this beautiful event. I'll be watching from Richmond, Virginia
6/8/2010 1:30:02 AM - fb:100001157678952
Hello lady love the live cam Bessie is getting so big , I sure hope more come to enjoy her before she fledges !!
6/7/2010 12:56:02 PM - 003036974472
This is just amazing - wonderful - Views from Maine - 3000 miles away....
6/4/2010 4:16:49 AM - 002060383057
6/4/2010 3:55:15 AM - 002052564696
Greetings from Long Beach, CA. Thanks for sharing with us. I work in Aliso Viejo ( off the 73 Fwy), and we have hummingbirds all the time...such a wonderful thing to see. This is a wonderful site- thank you!
5/31/2010 8:00:37 PM - 001014576285