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Inside the Lives of Hummingbirds

Tom Tanquary is a professional videographer who has captured the unique movements and behaviors of hummingbirds using slow motion cameras and time-lapse techniques.

In this segment of "SoCal Connected," catch a glimpse of baby hummingbirds as they spend three weeks in a nest before spreading their wings and fluttering away.

Hummingbirds are able to flap their wings in intricate, figure eight patterns.They are also able to expand their wings and fly sideways, and backwards, explained Tanquary. These little guys are fed every 15 minutes or so by their mother. Talk about a fast metabolism.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Tom Tanquary, professional videographer
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