Sunday, February 18, 2018

And Now the Ladies

So who might the male Anna's Hummingbird be showing off to?
I have three females...

Male Anna's are promiscuous, so he could end up mating with multiple birds.

Right now the females do to appear to be impressed. 

In fact, they chase him off.

I will be taking special care of these birds today and for the next couple of days.

Snow is possible Sunday night / Monday morning...

...with Arctic weather arriving and bringing lows of 25°F Sunday, 14°F Monday, and 19°F Tuesday.

I will make sure the birds have access to nectar first thing in the morning as they come out of torpor and battle frigid temperatures.
And yes, I'll make sure all the other birds also have access to fresh water and food.

6 comments:

LaNelle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for taking such wonderful care of our bird friends♥️♥️ In northern MN we are in a winter storm expecting up to 9 inches of snow and wind along with cold ☃️...Enjoy your Sunday ...Blessings

Robin in Virginia said...

We had a wintery mix (no snow included) yesterday. We are expecting to warm up though. The birds are lucky to have you taking care of their needs. Stay warm, Beth!

Elizabeth P said...

I can't believe you already have Hummingbirds! We got snow last night, about 5"! I WANT SPRING!!!!! whine... at least it is going to be warm the next several days so hopefully it will all melt and the plants can get started with their spring-y business. But here in New Hampshire spring is still quite a ways off. Sigh.
Hugs for now from snowy New Hampshire...

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

You are sooo good to your birds--
and I thank you for all the hard work you do with them--
enjoy, di

Stewart M said...

You give the hummers nectar to help them from their morning stupor - my wife gives me tea, and it has the same effect!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Maggee said...

Such a great bunch of birds! And you are a great caretaker to them all. Hugs!