Winter Wonderland

For those of you in the midst of the snow storm, these will be of no interest.  For those of you in warmer climates, these might give you an idea of the fun we are having in Indiana.

Hummer Activity

One of our frequent visitors to the feeders rests on the nearby weeping cherry.

The hummers are getting active and playing well together.  I have three hummingbird feeders in my yard and as the weather turns more nippy and we enter fall, the birds have decided to get as much nectar as possible; building up their strength up for the long southern journey.  They chase one another less often and actually spend time together at the feeders.

I marvel at the survival ability of these little creatures.  They weigh less than nothing and yet, they can live up to 10 years.  Despite flying thousands of miles to the southern hemisphere, they return to their home range with pin-point accuracy each and every spring.  They have amazing flying skills but they also have great memories, fantastic hearing and perfect vision.

They are a back yard marvel and when they leave in the next few weeks, they will truly be missed.