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

Bill Anderson billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 14 12:05:40 PST 2020

One may have been doing the same thing this morning at one of the feeders on my back deck.  I had brought both feeders indoors for the night. It only took about 30 seconds for me to hang one feeder back up before a hummer flew out of a rhododendron bush and began drinking.  The hummer sat at the feeder for about an hour, remaining motionless between sipping on the sugar water.

Just checked the feeders to see if they were still thawed.  A hummer was perched on one feeder with its feathers puffed out, like birds do when they are cold.  It let me check the other  feeder without flying away. 

Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

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

Good morning,

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.

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

Inside looking out,

Caryn / Wedgwood

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