Since Anna's hummingbirds are non migratory they don't have much choice on staying around for this weather.
Incredibly over the years of caretaking hummingbirds here I have noticed that during these cold snaps the dominant males guarding their territories (feeders) become extra aggressive when it snows and the temperature drops like it suddenly did on Friday.
A beautiful Varied Thrush (male) contemplates the yard before heading down to the ground to scavenge for food. There have been daily attempts from a large Coopers Hawk (who is also hungry) to make a meal from one of these colourful Thrush's
*Flickers and Robins are also a target for the Coopers Hawks*
Even the Pileated Woodpeckers with their large powerful weapon of a beak are subject to attacks from large hawks, but these birds can fight back!
This American Robin looks about as pleased as the Hummingbird about the snow!
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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