Hummingbird in Winter/

Hummingbird in Winter

We feed the birds in the winter. This year we couldnt believe that a hummingbird would still be around. We have heard that over time they have lost their sense of navigation. My husband has to set the alarm to get up before daylight to put out the nectar. The hummingbird latches onto the feeder while my husband is trying to put it out. We have to change feeders during the day because of the freezing weather.

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Bryan says ... on Thursday, Nov 13 at 11:26 PM

More hummingbird feeder heater: I use a timer to turn it on around 5am for 2 to 3 hours and as needed otherwise depending on the weather.

Bryan says ... on Thursday, Nov 13 at 11:25 PM

Hummingbird feeder heater: A clamp light with an *incandescent* bulb of around 75 to 100 watts that you can rig up underneath the feeder, bulb about 2 inches from the bottom. I drilled 3 small holes in the rim to suspend it from.

Bryan says ... on Thursday, Nov 13 at 11:17 PM

The hummer staying near my house was *starving* 2 days ago. Just sat on the feeder and drank, sat and drank some more.

John says ... on Tuesday, Nov 23 at 9:32 PM

Anna's used to migrate but have adopted to the climate here in the Pacific North West , we feed several all year around .

Joanne says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 4:25 PM

I wonder if someone has thought of a heated hummingbird feeder and if yes where I can get one.

Roseanne says ... on Sunday, Jan 10 at 8:23 PM

I thought hummers migrated. They still come to my feeder so i still feed them. It is wonderful to have them visit me even in winter.

Roseanne says ... on Sunday, Jan 10 at 8:22 PM

I have a hummingbird feeder on the deck of my condo. The hummingbirds are amazing. They are bright green with a ruby red throat....Are they Anna's? From the pictures I think not. I let my feeder go dry after the summer, and yet I saw them come

Toni Hartung says ... on Thursday, Dec 10 at 9:09 AM

They haven't lost their sense of navigation--Annas hummers winter over in western Oregon

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