Sunday, January 3, 2016

WINTER-TIME ROSY-

WINTER-TIME ROSY~
ROSEY ON HIS FAVORITE
PERCH IN THE SNOW
ON THE TREE VERY CLOSE
TO MY PORCH
Good Afternoon my dears, it's been so cold these couple
of days, I have been very concern about my tiny friend
Rosy. It has been between 20 to 25 degrees outside which is 
very cold for us Washington's - basically, it's freezing here in
Kent Washington. I just wanted to
let you know about my tiny friend Rosy
the Hummingbird that has made his home here for the last almost 10years even when there is terrible weather like 
snow, freezing weather, flooding pouring rain, and winds that have gone up to 65 to 75 miles here in my small apt. Rosy has always 
lived near my porch side, protecting it as he always does even in these freezing temperatures of 25 below sometimes. I saw him this morning after I brought his feeder outside so that it wouldn't be frozen ice food as I always do in these cold winter days. If you have a hummingbird that has made his/her home in your backyard, garden or porch always make sure you have food that is not frozen.
ROSY HAVING
A DRINK 
These lovely creatures feed in the morning sunrise and just before sundown so you need to keep the food out for them, after that you need to put the feeder back inside so that it will not freeze. I do have a few tips for you all since I have been looking after Rosy for many years now. I hope these will help your tiny friends that might have made a home in your area if it happens to get cold like me or even colder. 
1-If you have any hummingbirds that live with you in the conditions that I have mention to you, one way to protect the food from freezing is to make a large sock that will go over the entire feeder. Also, I always use plastic feeders, not glass! Why the glass will crack in the winter. You must do this because the food with FREEZE!
Rosy on a very cold night 
I have done many stories on my Rosy but in the time of very cold weather I wanted to help the hummingbirds and you folks that might have a few hummingbirds that have stayed over in your yards during the colddddddd! Winter! So now you can have the tools how to keep them safe and have food fro them all winter long. The feeders that I use during the cold/raining winters are plastic. You can us metal too, however, they
are harder to keep clean and they will rust easily--very bad for the hummingbirds. Glass with crack and that is a mess. I also check me
feeders every other day.To make sure that they are clean from the mold. Also, when the temperatures get down to the 20's and teens you have to check to make sure that your food nectar has not frozen on them. You must remember that this is their only source of food during this time. There are no flowers around for them to get the nectar to give them the source of food they need. 
If you need the food nectar recipe, that I have posted many times but you might have missed it my dearest friends, readers and followers Well, here it is;
If you need the food recipe that I had posted before-And you might 
have missed it my dearest readers, friends, followers too.
Ingredients
4 cups of water
1 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of pure orange extract
Directions
Boil the 4 cups of water first, then add the 1 cup of white sugar til
all sugar is dissolved. let boil for 1min then cool completely. After
cooling add 1 teaspoon of the pure orange extract. Then put in a plastic container to keep in your refrigerator till needed.
I hope these tips will help you all with your own hummingbird in these winter months Wendy...







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