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Warm It Up
Hummers start feeding as early as 45 minutes before sunrise, and they really need the energy of warm food to heat up after a cool night. As temps drop, here's what you might see and do:

"Everybody is fluffed out because it's cold this morning. Saw 10 at the feeders last night. Almost all have gone South."

Ziska in Aspen, Colorado (September 3, 2013)

"There's a frost warning tonight and a low of 34 forecast for tomorrow morning. We will likely bring feeders inside tonight and put them out early tomorrow filled with room-temperature sugar water."

Dianne in Moretown, VT (September 5, 2013)

Hummingbirds at feeder fluff out their feathers on a cold morning.
Photo: Ziska Childs


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