[Tweeters] Hummingbird in torpor on feeder / Caryn / Wedgwood

Jill Freidberg jill.freidberg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 11:20:00 PST 2020


My feeders are all close enough to exterior electrical outlets, so I have 125 watt heat lamps (on clip lights) pointed at the feeders, at a safe distance. Close enough to keep the nectar from freezing and to provide some morning warmth for the hummers, but not so close that the nectar heats up. They do tend to linger, especially in the morning.

Jill




> On Jan 14, 2020, at 11:12 AM, Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1 at seanet.com> wrote:

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> Good morning,

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> This morning, my husband noticed a female hummer on our door feeder sitting in torpor. When he called me in to check it out, a male came in a she zoomed off so I missed seeing this fascinating occurrence.

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> Anyone out there doing anything unique to keep their feeders/baths thawed/covered?

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> Inside looking out,

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> Caryn / Wedgwood

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