Winter Hummingbird | Over the the last couple winters we've had a species of hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, make our yard home here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, with more staying this year than last. I enjoy watching these little birds at the feeders and perched in the bushes and trees throughout the yard. That joy of seeing the birds comes with a price though, I have to be diligent to keep food in the feeders. When the weather forecast calls for freezing temperatures, I bring the feeders inside at night so they don't freeze solid, I set my alarm to make sure I'm up in time to put out the feeders before first light, making sure the hummers have something to eat when they wake up. It's a matter of life and death for these little creatures that I don't take lightly but I think it is well worth the commitment
1/9/2019 02:20:44 pm
We found a feeder online that is heated with a Christmas light bulb.
1/9/2019 04:08:51 pm
Thanks Dave, I will check it out. It hasn't been to cold this year so I've been leaving one close to the window and that seems to keep the feeder from freezing solid. We have a couple other feeders that I bring in just in case but it would be nice to have a heated one so I didn't have to worry so much.
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