Anna’s Hummingbirds

feeder right 1 With the cold weather we have had this week, the Anna’s Hummingbirds have been staying close to the feeders. Here are some random images from the last few days, all taken through dirty windows.
pairThis male begrudgingly shared the slushy feeder with a female for a while.
anna's 2The dim light hit this guy’s head feathers just right to reveal the absurdly pink color.



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5 Responses to Anna’s Hummingbirds

  1. Poor little things look chilled!

  2. Krista Hart says:

    John ,

    Thank you so much for creating & maintaining such a beautiful site! I just came across it last night …. my mother-in-law in McMinnville, OR (I’m in Portland) contacted me & mentioned she found two dead (and frozen) hummingbirds laying on her deck below her hummingbird feeder. She claims to maintain it well. Recently, I’ve taken greater notice of our local birds & have concern for our wildlife b/c of the unusually long-lasting & freezing temps.

    Any ideas as to what may have happened to the precious little hummers?

    Thank you,

    • John Rakestraw says:

      It’s just a guess, but it may be that the severe cold we had in early December was just too much for the little guys.

  3. Brenda Amos says:

    Just seen a hummingbird with it’s tongue out. It was feeding from an Oriole feeder. Will the humminbird’s tongue heal

    • John Rakestraw says:

      Hummingbirds with their tongues stuck out probably have a fungal infection, likely contracted at a dirty feeder. The condition is usually fatal. Clean any nectar feeders at least twice a week in warm weather, and encourage your neighbors to do the same.

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