January here on S Vancouver Island can be mild and flower filled, OR, like this week, the temperatures have dropped to -5C , wind and snow have persisted and the Humminbirds, well, they are pretty tough little creatures but this definitely tests them.
The video above is Jan 14th getting towards dusk when that last meal before bedtime is a survival must.. I have found one area of concentrating several feeders allows the birds to feed communally , whereas the individual remote feeders attract an alpha male who guards the food with his life. (Also note the bubblewrap as insulation to extend the time the nectar will freeze up) I have also tried wrapping a wool sock which works too!
Here's a video of earlier on Jan 14th showing a fleet of hummingbirds enjoying some sun in the below zero afternoon.
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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