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Yesss! Warm Nectar!

"The grand total for this week was 6," reports Mary from Sterling Heights, Michigan. "Warm nectar on these cold mornings, and they are waiting on it when I go out." You'll read why warm nectar is not only nice, but crucial to hummingbirds when temperatures drop.

How can you tell if this is an adult female, or a juvenile (first-year) hummer?

Photo: Mary Gulasey