backyard blog

This weekend I was standing at the window tending my windowsill garden when I caught a flash of movement out of the corner of my eye. I looked up to see a male Anna’s hummingbird inspecting the reddish leaves on my blueberry bush.

I knew we had them around - they were frequent visitors to my garden over the summer - but I hadn’t thought that they’d stick around through the winter. Well, it’s been so cold and I felt bad for the little guy, tricked into thinking the blueberry leaves might be hiding a cache of nectar.

We have a Wild Birds Unlimited store close by so off I went, figuring that if anyone might have a hummingbird feeder in stock in the dead of winter it’d be them. I picked this window-mounted style since I don’t have a good accessible place to hang one, and I like the fact that it’s designed like a hinged box rather than a bottle because it’s way easier to clean.

I’m looking forward to seeing more of my small bird friends!