Yesterday morning when I arrived at work it was 12 degrees F outside. My hummingbird feeder was frozen and I was trying to thaw it out when this little hummingbird appeared at my window. I felt terrible that I didn’t have my feeder out yet. But the little fellow waited for me and as soon as I put it out, he was there feeding.
I find it pretty remarkable that these little, tiny birds can survive in such harsh, cold conditions.
9 Replies to “Hummingbird in Winter”
Love the look in his eye! What great photos!
Oh what a sweet bird lover you are. Usually they fly south he must had decided to stay. This made me smile 🦋💜
I do love my birds. 🙂 The Anna’s hummingbirds may stay through the winter although I don’t see too many of them. I think the smart ones go to warmer climates.
This one is so sweet and probably will stay around it looks like you have a little bird friend 💜
It amazes me too that they don’t migrate! They are so tiny and delicate you’d think they’d freeze to death with even a mild frost. Not to mention there aren’t a lot of flowers blooming in our winters.
I don’t know why they wouldn’t want to go to warmer weather. I know I do.
I used to bring in the feeders after sunset and put them out again before sunrise . . . but that’s probably not feasible for the ones at work. You could consider having two feeders . . . one that’s inside overnight and ready to go out when you get to work.
That’s exactly what I decided to do. Brought another feeder in today
Dang! . . . I’m always late with the good ideas!