Thursday, November 13, 2008
I love our hummingbirds. We have them year around in spite of freezing weather and snow. The winter ones are Anna's that migrate down. The little ones go south. Some years I've had to bring their food inside and thaw it so they can drink. They are all so colorful. Did you know the neck consists of rounded feathers that look like sequins? They become quite tame and are not frightened if you are in the vicinity of the feeders. I've never found a nest but think they are up in the cedar tree or in the ivy bank. That's where they "zoom" a lot in the spring and summer.
We had a wind and rain storm yesterday so the little guys don't fly around as much and use up their energy so they feed less often. There's some sunshine today and they are active once again.