[Tweeters] cold weather and nesting Anna's

Jody Breckenridge jbreckenridge at r2usa.com
Wed Mar 20 18:25:33 PDT 2013


I'm located at around 400 ft el near the foothills in sno co and have Anna's
that I assume are either on eggs or have hatchlings by now. This is the
first year they have overwintered around my property; I'm concerned about
the cold front moving in tonight that is supposed to persist through the
rest of the week. Happy Spring. Can anybody tell me if such a cold weather
event is likely to be problematic for the eggs or babies? I know they're
tough little birds, but even they must have their limits. I'll make sure
that the two feeders are full tonight and not frozen in the mornings the
rest of the week. I had to do some rotating and thawing of feeders
throughout the winter during the cold snaps. On a side note about that - I
found that they appeared to prefer, at times, a frozen/semi-frozen feeder
over a fresh/thawed feeder in the mornings. I wonder if that's part of
their warming up regimen during the earlier feedings as they begin their
day.



-jody



Jody Breckenridge

North of Monroe, rural Snohomish county

Jbreckenridge at r2usa dot com









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