51 degrees in the forest this morning, overcast, rainy; and we’re surrounded with hummingbirds—every feeder. On cool mornings, they’re usually perched within close proximity of a favorite feeder. As their hostess, I need to remember to “look down” as they may be perched lower to the ground when the weather is chilly. Warm nectar was served in all the feeders, and we place hot water in the ant guards to help the nectar stay a little warmer. Michigan’s spring temperatures are about 10 degrees lower than average this spring, and all our “tropical migrators” appreciate a little extra help, be it warm nectar, extra peanut splits, for the grosbeaks, or live meal warms for the Phoebe’s children.
Latitude: 43.7 Longitude: -84.4
Observed by: Tilly
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