Oakland man's unique bond with neighborhood hummingbird goes viral

ByJason Beal Localish logo
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Oakland man shares a unique bond with neighborhood hummingbird
Have you ever seen a hummingbird this up-close-and-personal? Check out this story of an Oakland man who befriended a neighborhood hummingbird and feeds him by hand.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Julian, known online as "Birdperson666," has always had a love for wildlife. Living in Oakland, he wasn't expecting to spark a friendship with a hummingbird living nearby.

It took about 5 days to get Hector, short for "Hector the nectar collector," to trust him enough to stop and eat right from Julian's hand.

Hector has gone viral on social media, with over 800,000 follows on his TikTok page. Julian makes Hector's nectar according to a specific recipe so that it's chemically as close to natural nectar as possible.

He hopes his videos inspire others to explore and appreciate the nature around them.

Follow @bird.person666 on Instagram to see more!