Date: 1/2/18 9:49 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Frozen feeders
Since I posted the last message, I have noted both Ruby-throateds sparring
with each other. One actually looked at a feeder, but it did not attempt
to use it. These are tough little birds!

NLN

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:11 AM, Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

>
>
> Paul,
>
> I meant to respond to your helpful post yesterday, but became preoccupied
> with family affairs. My feeders were OK when the sun came up, but they
> froze almost immediately.
>
> The late great Bob Sargent recommended using outdoor rated flood lamps. I
> am rotating just 1 feeder.
>
> Selasphorus are a bit more cold-hardy than Archilochus, but even Rufous
> are at risk when temperatures drop below freezing and remain so for 24 to
> 36 hours.
>
> Currently, I am hosting 2 Ruby-throateds that are not feeder birds. Also,
> it is 39ºF in Helsinki, Finland, where my elder daughter lives. Crazy!
>
> Nan
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 4:57 AM, Paul Conover <zoiseaux...>
> wrote:
>
>> Labird,
>>
>> In a little over an hour, hummer hosts will probably find out how
>> many hummers they have as their chilly hummers descend on feeders. Feeders
>> will probably be the only food source for the next week, so remember to
>> keep them thawed. I mention this only because some of you may be recent
>> converts to winter hummer feeding and may not have ever had to deal with
>> hummingbird feeders vs. extreme Louisiana cold, or may have just spaced out
>> about your feeders as you worry about you plumbing.
>>
>> Some hosts have figured out ways to keep feeders liquid despite the
>> freeze; I haven't, so I'll be rotating my feeders out if they start to
>> freeze up.
>>
>> Bonne chance et bonne annee!
>>
>> Paul Conover
>>
>> Lafayette
>>
>
>
>
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> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
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>



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