Not That Cold

We feel a tad guilty about our complaints of cold weather. A regular follower of The Squirrel Nutwork told us about a little hummingbird who is out and about getting food in our Virginia weather. Have a look at the photos she shared:

Rufous Hummingbird

This Rufous Hummingbird continues to come to a feeder in a gazebo at a local horticultural park. That’s a heat lamp to keep the nectar from freezing. We did have a mild fall, but why would a bird that regularly migrates south stick around?

Rufous Hummingbird

No fur, can you imagine? It’s nice these humans are sticking with feeding this persistent bird. We hope everyone else who stocked a birdfeeding station in the fall has kept up, too! Thanks for helping us out!