Hummingbird in the Snow

snow hum-bird

What a surprise to see this little guy at the feeder after a fairly deep snowfall.  “Ya gotta eat”, this shouldn’t be a surprise given the high metabolism of the hummingbird.


Hopefully Fun Fact:

Sources around the web indicate that; “A single hummer consumes more than half its weight in insect protein and sugar, and up to eight times its weight in liquid, every day.”


Late winter is the most beneficial time of year to have a feeder out and to maintain it so that these amazing little birds can find food when there aren’t many flowers out yet.  As your Rhododendrons come in along with other spring and summer flowers, filling the feeder isn’t as important.

Hummingbird feeder recipe:

-1 part white sugar to 4 parts water

-dissolve the sugar in the water and boil for about 3 minutes

-allow to cool and then put it in your feeder

(don’t use honey or brown sugar as a substitute – do not use food colouring.  It isn’t necessary and may not be good for the birds.)

snowbird house

If articles aren’t your thing why not try haiku?

If you would like to read more about hummingbird habitat and habits here is one of my sources for this article.  This has been entered into “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge”.

 

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