Rosie the hummingbird recently welcomed two chicks in her little nest. If you recall, Rosie harassed Bella Hummingbird’s own nest, making it difficult for the mom to feed her two chicks. A decision was made to remove Bella’s nest and care for the chicks with human hands. This effort was coordinated by hummingbird rehabilitation specialist Dr. Terry Masear, who will join us for a live chat this Friday, June 26th at 2pm ET/ 11am PT on the Bella Hummingbird Cam.
Masear has been rescuing and rehabilitating hummingbirds in Southern California for the past ten years. Through Los Angeles Hummingbird Rescue, Masear has received 20,000 calls and been involved in rescuing and rehabilitating 5000 orphaned and injured hummingbirds. Her new book The Fastest Things on Wings recounts the events surrounding the rehabilitation of a unique hummingbird during the summer of 2008, and describes the trials and triumphs of working with the 160 young adults that were released back into the wild that same season.
So tune in on Friday and ask Dr. Masear your questions about hummingbird rehabilitation by posting them in the comments section of the Bella Hummingbird Cam!