sticking around for the winter
We seem to have two species of hummingbirds around here. The Anna’s stick around all year. This time of year, the little darlings don’t have a huge variety of flowers blooming, so I provide feeders to help them through the winter months. This little sweetie has taken to perching in the apple or fig tree guarding over the feeder and buzzing any intruders.
It’s about 45º F (7º C) and the tiny dear is fluffed up while trying to warm up in the sun.
Come spring we’ll get a huge influx of Rufous hummingbirds. They’re a bit more colorful and feisty enough to drive the poor Anna’s away from the feeders. They only stick around for a short time before moving to greener pastures I suppose. I did a post mostly featuring the Rufous at the very beginning of June HERE and HERE.
more Pooh wisdom:
But it isn’t easy,’ said Pooh. ‘Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.
― A.A. Milne,