This is our sweet little female Ann’s Hummingbird taken early this morning right outside our
living room window. She is the first to arrive in the gray dawn to
feed at the juice feeder, and the last to visit just before dark. She has our complete sympathy as she attempts
to cope with the extreme cold and snow.
We watch as she shivers on her perch and then makes a mad dash to the
feeder to gulp down more juice, and then returns to this perch. She repeats
this process all day long, interrupted only when the juice freezes and Jeanette
has to bring in the feeder to thaw. At night we bring in the feeder to keep
from freezing solid. Of course we have many more birds visiting our feeders
especially now with the heavy snow, but I think this little hummer is our
favorite, and with our being snowed in, maybe our closest friend.