Tough Little Birds
Pacific Northwest winters are usually quite mild, and the hardiest hummers stay year-round there. This winter, a huge January ice storm covered everything with ice. So that her rufous hummingbird had enough food to survive, Debbie Stika brought in her feeder each night so it wouldn't freeze, then put it back in the morning. Notice how the little rufous puffs out his feathers to keep well insulated and warm. He looks like a glowing ember!
Courtesy of Debbie Stika
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