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Heat's On
Providing food for an overwintering hummingbird can be tricky.

"We had our rufous banded and he stayed all winter. We had put an outdoor floodlight under the feeder to keep it liquid overnight, and it worked well. The little guy survived the night and was feeding as usual in the morning." Woodstock, GA

"I had to take feeder in at night to keep from freezing." Statesville, NC

"We put bubble wrap around the pinch-waist feeder for insulation." Houston, TX

"We're switching out feeders to keep them thawed." Eddy, TX

male overwintering hummer
Photos: RM Tucker


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