hummingbirds in winter

by Lane
(Cashmere, WA)

I live in Cashmere, Wa. and still have two hummingbirds at my feeder in late November. Will they stay all winter and how do I keep the feeder from freezing?



Lane

Comments for hummingbirds in winter

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 25, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
hummers in November
by: Nancy

I have a friend here in East Wenatchee, WA who still has two hummers coming to her feeders. Our question is how to keep the nectar from freezing and is it normal to still have hummingbirds this late in the season?

Nov 14, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Hummingbirds in November
by: Mary

I'm down in Amboy, WA and still have two young hummingbirds hanging around in Mid-November

Nov 30, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
winter hummer feeding
by: Tom - Everett WA

I use a heat lamp when the weather gets cold enough to freeze the sugar water. I've had hummers in turpor sitting at my frozen feeder in the morning. Now I occasionally get a hummer basking in the heat lamp.

Nov 30, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Winter Hummers
by: Judy -Seattle

We have had hummers in winter for several years now. I keep two small feeders going. One I keep inside. When I see the outside one freezing, I replace it with the other one. Especially in the cold mornings I get up at dawn to change them. Also I use a third cup of sugar per cup of water instead of the quarter cup of sugar. That will lower the freezing point a bit. My Hummers stay all winter.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Hummingbird Answers.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. nestling bird

    Dec 11, 17 07:32 PM

    he or she nestles on top of our front door in the winter months in Phoenix,AZ. It is medium to small in size. It is lighter underneath, but really not

    Read More

  2. Snowbirds!!!

    Dec 10, 17 02:02 PM

    Drinking our morning coffee my boyfriend was looking at his bird feeder and said to me wow what are those birds? I said ohhhh they are snow birds... we

    Read More

  3. Looking for positive ID of this baby bird

    Nov 30, 17 10:40 PM

    Found this one in Popler tree, there were two chicks but one died due to fall. Chick is same size as dove chick but has bright orange pen feathers sprouting

    Read More