Date: 1/4/18 6:46 am From: ktinius (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Hummingbird in Myrtle Beach
Up until New Year's Day, I had several plants blooming, including pineapple sage, providing nectar and even some insects for hummingbirds. The freeze and storm have killed off everything outside and I've brought things like my geraniums inside. I hadn't seen a hummingbird for several weeks, but I left two feeders out just in case. Yesterday morning, I saw a RTH checking out one frozen feeder, so I quickly replaced both feeders and saw the bird come back several times to feed during the day. When I got up this morning, it was again checking out the now frozen feeders, so I replaced them again and it has been back several times. It is now above freezing so it should be good for today. I am just south of the airport in Myrtle Beach and I've seen RTHs over the winter every winter I've been here (since 2012).