People say Hummingbirds are too fragile to withstand extreme weather. Ha! Hummingbirds are strong, resilient and fierce.
On December 29th, 2010, I video taped this Anna’s Hummingbird sipping nectar from a feeder on our back deck. Three hummingbirds that we know of wintered here on San Juan Island in Puget Sound. During the snowstorm they were out flitting around and playing chase. They all come in to feed, but only one at a time. They are very territorial and they fight over the nectar even though there is more than plenty to go around.