keep hummer syrup flowing

save your hummingbirds

Hummingbirds aren't just at the coast, Anna's hummingbirds are also wintering in the Willamette Valley. Syrup is crucial to them. Keep it from freezing by wrapping the feeder in Christmas lights. I'm also leaving net lights on all day in a bush where I know they rest.

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Peg Marson says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 3:39 PM

I noticed hummingbirds a few winters ago in Canby, staying on without supplemental syrup (this year I'm offering syrup daily). At least two Anna's hummers for sure, but we appear to also have Rufous this winter.

BP says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 8:31 AM

It is not true that feeding hummingbirds keeps them from migrating; hummer migration is stimulated by photoperiod and not availability of food. If you have hummingbirds in your yard, keep the food coming and ice free!

Bill says ... on Monday, Dec 15 at 10:31 PM

Great ideas for how to keep hummingbird feeder and birds a little warmer these days. Thanks.

Kris says ... on Monday, Dec 15 at 9:34 PM

This lady should have stopped feeding the hummingbirds months ago so that they would fly south for the winter. Not so cute when you know that this bird is hungry and not where it should be.

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