Thanks, Miriam and David. I do bring the feeders in at night at this
time of year, but I should have mentioned it.
On Sep 19, 2008, at 1:55 PM, Miriam Lawrence wrote:
> Now that it's getting cold at night, just a reminder of something I've
> read here in the past -- that when hummingbirds drink from a feeder
> that's been in 30-50 degree temps all night, it lowers their body temp
> so much that they can drop into a torpor and literally fall
> to the ground. This leaves them vulnerable to predators and other
> I believe the recommendation to avoid this is simply to bring
> feeders in
> at night at this time of year, and hang them outside again in the
> morning. I mention this because I know a number of folks who feed
> hummingbirds who hadn't heard this before I mentioned it -- after
> reading about it here (thanks, VTBird!).
> Miriam Lawrence