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Why Stay for Winter?
We asked our hummingbird expert, Lanny Chambers,why we're seeing hummers when they should be down in Central America for winter. He suggests these birds may either be too old or sick to migrate with the rest, or they are young birds from late-season nests that are too young, or not fat enough to migrate.

"Rubythroat at feeder on front of house. It is 40 ° and 7:45 AM," wrote Jim. East Palatka, FL (January 4, 2014)

male overwintering hummer
Photo: Jim Bailey